A North American Indian triangular lanceolate point

A North American Indian triangular lanceolate point

Code: 2727


Description: A triangular dark reddish brown chert lanceolate point with flattened cross section and straight base. A nice example, found in Ohio.

Size: 65 mm/2.5 ins. in length

Culture: American Indian

Date: Possibly Transitional Palaeoindian to Early Archaic, c. 10000-7000 years B.P.

Provenance: Ex F.S. Clark Collection, Woking, Surrey.

Background: Fred Sydney Clark (1923-2016) ran the Old Curiosity Shoppe, The Quadrant, Onslow Street, Guildford, Surrey, in the 1970’s-1980’s selling a range of collectables. A passionate collector and field-walker, he built up a fine collection of antiquities, notable for British prehistoric items, a significant number of which he obtained through trade with Dr. H.A. Fawcett. Like Fawcett, he was meticulous in documenting his collection, even the most humble tools were catalogued and fully labelled with locality, accession number and his characteristic monogram.