A North American Indian Archaic subtriangular grey flint point

A North American Indian Archaic subtriangular grey flint point

Code: 2539

£24.00
 

Description: A Native American subtriangular grey flint point with a short broad tang and a dull speckled black grey patina, some minute edge chips, otherwise condition good.

Size: 52 mm/2 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.