A North American Indian Archaic triangular flint point

A North American Indian Archaic triangular flint point

Code: 2546

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Description: A triangular grey flint point with two slight barbs and of plano-convex cross-section. A possible body chip on one side but a nice symmetrical example.

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.