A North American Indian Archaic triangular grey flint point

A North American Indian Archaic triangular grey flint point

Code: 2532

£38.00
 

Description: A Native American triangular grey flint point with a chip to the base and rather worn with a dull patina, but a sizeable example.

Size: 80 mm/3.1 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.