A North American Indian Archaic flint side notched point

A North American Indian Archaic flint side notched point

Code: 2533

£45.00
 

Description: A triangular reddish-brown flint side notched point, a chip to the top of one side notch and slightly worn but attractive colour with a glossy patina.

Size: 62 mm/2.4 ins. in length

Culture: American Indian

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

Provenance: Ex West Sussex private collection.

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.