Iowa Artifact ID Resources
Iowa Projectile Points
Written and illustrated by Toby Morrow, this OSA Special Publication is available as a PDF download. All proceeds support OSA and our statewide outreach.
"Iowa Projectile Points is designed as a guide to assist with the identification of projectile point types commonly found in the state of Iowa. A few examples of diagnostic knife and scraper types are also included. It is organized by general typological forms (lanceolate Points, stemmed points, side-notched points, corner-notched points, and small points) with the attributes considered for identification carefully described. The descriptions accompanied by Morrow's detailed line drawings make the guide easy to use."
A Guide to Projectile Points of Iowa Part 1
Compiled by Joe Tiffany, this laminated fold-out guide illustrates and describes Iowa projectile points from the Paleoindian, Late Paleoindian, Early Archaic, and Middle Archaic archaeological time periods.
A Guide to Projectile Points of Iowa Part 2
Compiled by Joe Tiffany, this laminated fold-out guide illustrates and describes Iowa projectile points from the Middle Archaic, Late Archaic, Woodland, and Late Prehistoric archaeological time periods.