Description: A grey flint stemmed point of elongate form, broadening at the shoulder adjacent to the stem, some body chips on one side and a chip to one shoulder, otherwise a nice example.
Size: 55 mm/2.2 ins. in length
Culture: American Indian
Date: Probably 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.
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