A North American Indian Archaic stemmed point

A North American Indian Archaic stemmed point

Code: 2543

£25.00
 

Description: A triangular dark grey stone stemmed point with some minor edge chips and an oblique base but a nice symmetrical example.

Size: 45 mm/1.8 ins.

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.