POINT is a type/matching program written by Tara Prindle for the IBMPC (MSDOS). Morphological
attributes of projectile points are input by the user and the program finds
matching type names and provides estimated date ranges.
POINT uses Ritchie's (1970) and Dincauze's (1976) projectile point type descriptions. This program includes most of the known projectile point types used by archaeologists in New England. Archaeologists working outside the region may not find the program useful but the classification approach used by the program should be of interest to anyone doing lithic analysis.
The downloaded file, point.zip, contains three files to unzip:
point.exe (DOS program file), point.txt (program doccumentation), and readme.txt
Documentation for POINT is available on-line.
The author has no plans to create similar programs for other geographical regions.
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© 1994 - Tara Prindle
unless otherwise cited.