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.

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Bullen-County-Map-1_Paleo_th.jpg

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

map

Early Dalton
8000 BCE to 7000 BCE
Greenbriar
Bolen Beveled Sub-type 1
Bolen Beveled Sub-type 2
Bolen Beveled Sub-type 3
Bolen Beveled Sub-type 4
Bolen Beveled Sub-type 5
Bolen Plain Sub-type 1
Bolen Plain Sub-type 2
Bolen Plain Sub-type 3
Bolen Plain Sub-type 4
Bolen Plain Sub-type 5
Hardaway Side Notched
Gilchrist
Marianna

Late Dalton
7000 BCE to 6000 BCE
Beaver Lake
Santa Fe
Tallahassee
Colbert Dalton
Nuckolls Dalton
Wacissa
Stanfield

Bullen-County-Map-3_Archaic_th.jpg

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

 

Bullen-County-Map-4_Transitional_th.jpg

Transitional
2000 BCE to 500 BCE
Lafayette
Citrus
Hernando

Bullen-County-Map-5_Woodland_th.jpg

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

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

Bullen-County-Map-6_Mississippian_th.jpg

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

200 CE to 1250 CE
Broward
Bradford
Duval Subtype 1
Duval Subtype 2
Duval Subtype 3
Leon
O’Leno
Columbia

Bullen-County-Map-7_Alachua-Tradition_th.jpg

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

1250 CE to 1600 CE
Tampa
Itchetucknee
Pinellas

 

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