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Mississippian Culture Projectile Points


James Blake Wiener
published on 13 December 2018
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These stone projectile points date from c. 900-1540 CE and were made by members of the Mississippian culture, which flourished in what is now the United States from c. 900-1500 CE. This set of artifacts were curiously uncovered by the U.S. President Jimmy Carter in the U.S. state of Georgia. As a young boy, Jimmy Carter would roam the fields and streams of his family's farm in rural Georgia in search of Native American stone tools. Over the years, he became quite an avid amateur archaeologist. Even during his years in the White House (1977-1981 CE), President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, would return to walk the Georgia fields with their family in search of arrowheads and evidence of the original indigenous inhabitants. (Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, Atlanta, Georgia.)

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About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, December 13). Mississippian Culture Projectile Points. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Wiener, James Blake. "Mississippian Culture Projectile Points." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 13, 2018.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Mississippian Culture Projectile Points." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 Dec 2018. Web. 08 May 2021.