Vernon: Top Row: all quartz; Bottom Row: tuff, tuff, rhyolite, quartzite, quartz, quartz.
Type Side Notched Early Woodland
The Vernon is typically a short, thick, wide point with pronounced shoulders, constricted stem, and expanded, straight base.
The Vernon point probably dates to the Early Woodland period, 1200 to 800 BCE, although no radiocarbon dates exist for this type in Virginia.
The Vermon is a smaller version of the Halifax point, but is much later in time. Although the Vernon point is not dated in Virginia it is often associated with the Calvert point (square stem) in collection from eastern Virginia (Stephenson 1963). Both points are commonly small and made from quartz.
Defined in Literature
This type was originally defined by Stephenson (1963) based on points recovered from the Accokeek Creek Site in Maryland.
Updated July 23, 2018