A North American Indian Archaic flint point, 8000-4500 years B.P.

A North American Indian Archaic flint point, 8000-4500 years B.P.

Code: 2581

£45.00
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Description: A good-sized triangular light grey flint stemmed point, possibly originally with two slight barbs, now chipped, but a nice symmetrical example.

Size: 77 mm/3 ins. in length

Culture: American Indian

Date: Archaic, c. 8000-4500 years B.P.

Provenance: From a Sussex private estate.

Points like this would have been used to tip spears and darts thrown using atlatls (spear throwers). In North America, the best evidence suggests that bows and arrows were not introduced until about 1400 years B.P.