Bullen Collections by Temporal Period

From this page you can explore the galleries by choosing a temporal period and click on one of the types. In general, the order of the types under each period follows Bullen’s Guide to the Identification of Florida Projectile Points (1975). There are 10 temporal periods outlined below from Paleoindian to Contact Period, using Bullen (1975) and Milanich’s (1994) research (See Selected References and Links). Click on Bullen Projectile Point Type Collection Sorted by Cultural Period to see a comparison between temporal period and date ranges as projected by Bullen and Milanich for the types in this collection. These are not absolute as many points overlap multiple periods. Once you enter each type gallery there is more detailed information regarding the approximate date ranges associated with that particular type.

Highlighted counties in the maps below represent a compilation of all recorded locations for the point types from the various archaeological culture periods used by Bullen to develop the Projectile Point Type Collection. Where periods are split between “Early”, “Middle”, and/or “Late”, only one map is used to represent all divisions of that period.

Paleoindian
10000 BCE1 to 8000 BCE
Clovis
Simpson
Suwannee
Union Side Notched

Early Archaic
6000 BCE to 5000 BCE
Florida Spike
Thonotosassa
Arredondo
Hamilton
Kirk Serrated
Sumter
Hardee Beveled

Middle Archaic
5000 BCE to 3000 BCE
Savannah River
Florida Morrow Mountain
Newnan
Hillsborough

Late Archaic
3000 BCE to 2000 BCE
Putnam
Levy
Marion
Alachua
Culbreath
Clay

Transitional
2000 BCE to 500 BCE
Lafayette
Citrus
Hernando


Woodland
(Post-Archaic Regional; Deptford/Swift Creek/St. Johns)

500 BCE to 200 CE
Florida Copena
Florida Adena
Jackson
Taylor
Sarasota
Ocala
Gadsden
Westo

Mississippian
(Post-Archaic Regional; Deptford/Weeden Island/St. Johns)

200 CE to 1250 CE
Broward
Bradford
Duval Sub-type 1
Duval Sub-type 2
Duval Sub-type 3
Leon
O’Leno
Columbia

Alachua Tradition to Contact Period
(Post-Archaic Regional; Ft. Walton/Safety Harbor/St. Johns)

1250 CE to 1600 CE
Tampa
Itchetucknee
Pinellas


1 Dates are listed as BCE (see Selected References and Links for a discussion of BCE/CE versus BC/AD).