A North American Indian Archaic stemmed point

A North American Indian Archaic stemmed point

Code: 2545

£22.00
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Description: A triangular white flint stemmed point with a broad squared tang, slightly asymmetric in shape, a chip to the tip and to the shoulder on one edge, and some spotting on one side.

Size: 40 mm/1.6 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.