Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Paleoindian Projectile Point - Page

To order images and/or obtain permission to use them commercially, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at reference@kshs.org or 785-272-8681, ext. 117.


For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

This Late Paleoindian point is called a Dalton and functioned as a spear tip. It was found in Allen County at a camp site that was occupied periodically during the Archaic and Early Ceramic Periods. The point was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2015. Paleoindian people traveled in small groups, hunting large game, including now extinct bison. Stone tools help reveal how these people lived, traveled, and differed from other groups. Late Paleoindian points are typically long, thin, and narrow, and carefully made.

Date: 11000-8500 years ago

Bookbag Share Print

Paleoindian Projectile Point - 1Paleoindian Projectile Point - 2Paleoindian Projectile Point - 3Paleoindian Projectile Point - 4Paleoindian Projectile Point - 5Paleoindian Projectile Point - 6

Paleoindian Projectile Point - 1

Item Number: 312673
Call Number: 14AN404 2015.E.267
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 312673

Copyright © 2007-2017 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.