Snaketown Triangular

Archaeological Culture: Hohokam

Geographical Range: Southern Arizona.

Date Range: A.D. 700-1150 (Justice 2002).

Size: Straight Base – Average max. length: 69.05 mm, average max. width: 12.9 mm; average max. thickness: 4.28 mm; Concave Base – Average max. length: 41.96 mm; average max. width: 12.16 mm; average max. thickness: 4.32 mm (Justice 2002:Appendix).

Shape: Elongated triangle with serrations covering most of the blade length.

Cross-section: Thick; diamond-shaped, width to thickness measurements nearly equal.

Base: Straight to concave.

Flaking: Pressure.

Notching: Serrations along length of the blade, with the deepest notches usually at the base.

Materials: Chert, chalcedony, and obsidian.

Other Names: Snaketown Serrated, Santan Barbed; Snaketown Triangular – Concave Base; Snaketown Triangular – Straight Base.

Comparisons: Sitgreaves Serrated points are similar.

Compiled from the following sources:
Justice, Noel D. (2002) Stone Age Spear and Arrow Points of the Southwestern United States. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.

Compiled by:
Meghann M. Vance, Northern Arizona University Anthropology Laboratories