This is actually not an arrowhead, it is a Clovis stone spear point made by the American Indians. This type stone artifact is often called an arrow head but this one was made before the American Indians had discovered the bow and arrow.
This is from the Paleo histroical period and it dates some time between 20,000 and 30,000 years BC. The earliest stone points were the finest workmanship since the Indians depended upon them for almost all of their survival.
Size 6" X 1" X 1/4"
American Indian archeology has been divided into basically four time periods by archeologists – The Paleo Period – Prehistoric to 20,000 years BC – Archaic Period – 20,000 to 10,000 years BC – Woodland Period 10,000 BC to 1000 AD and the Mississippian Period – 1000 AD to 1600 AD
The Paleo period was primarily found in the American southwest because of the cold that existed over much of the north part of America at that time. The later Paleo and other periods spread across the entire continent.
The woodland period was when the Indians started growing crops and staying in one location instead of traveling and hunting all the time. Their stone work was of a much poorer quality but they started making pottery from clay. They tempered their pottery with sand so it didn’t last like the later period pottery did.
During the Mississippian period the American Indians began to come together into tribes from their former existence as extended family groups.
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