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Paleoindian projectile point

Paleoindian projectile point
Date: 11000-12000 BCE
This type of Paleoindian point is called a Clovis and functioned as a spear tip. It was found along the Kansas River and donated in 1925 to the Kansas Historical Society. Early Paleoindian people are thought to have been highly mobile, small bands that hunted large game, including some now extinct species. Stone tools help reveal how these people lived, traveled, and differed from other groups. Early Paleoindian points are often long, thin, and narrow, and have one or more short flakes called flutes removed from one or both sides of the point base.


Paleoindian projectile point

Paleoindian projectile point
Date: 11000-13500 BCE
This type of Paleoindian point is called a Clovis and functioned as a spear tip. It was found along the Kansas River and donated in 1925 to the Kansas Historical Society. Early Paleoindian people are thought to have been highly mobile, small bands that hunted large game, including some now extinct species. Stone tools help reveal how these people lived, traveled, and differed from other groups. Early Paleoindian points are often long, thin, and narrow, and have one or more short flakes called flutes removed from one or both sides of the point base.


Paleoindian projectile point

Paleoindian projectile point
Date: 11000-12000 BCE
This projectile point is a spear tip. It has a long flake scar called a flute on one side of its base that suggests it is Early Paleoindian, but it also has other characteristics that are common to the Late Paleoindian points. It was found along Mill Creek, possibly in Wabaunsee County, and donated in 1925. Paleoindian people were mostly highly mobile, small bands that hunted large game. Not all artifacts fit into neat categories, but the fluted base, shape, size, and manufacturing qualities indicate it is very old.


PaleoIndian projectile point

PaleoIndian projectile point
Date: 11000-7000 BCE
This Late Paleoindian point is called a Dalton and functioned as a spear tip. It was found along the Blue River in Kansas and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1925. Late 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. Points with minor damage were often resharpened, altering their original shape.


Paleoindian Projectile Point Base from 14DN402

Paleoindian Projectile Point Base from 14DN402
Date: 11000-7000 BCE
This Paleoindian projectile point base was collected from an archeological site in Dickenson County and donated in 2005 to the Kansas Historical Society. The point functioned as a spear tip. Other artifacts at the site indicated a Middle to Late Archaic period (6000 - 1 BCE) occupation. However, this broken projectile point base may date to the Early Paleoindian period (11000 - 7000 BCE). Early Paleoindian people are thought to have been highly mobile, small bands that hunted large game, including some now extinct species. Stone tools help reveal how these people lived, traveled, and differed from other groups.


Paleoindian Projectile Point from 14PO2

Paleoindian Projectile Point from 14PO2
Date: 11500 - 9000 BCE
This broken Early Paleoindian point functioned as a spear tip. It was recovered from archeological site 14PO2 in Pottawatomie County. Early Paleoindian people are thought to have been highly mobile, small bands that hunted large game, including some now extinct species. Stone tools help reveal how these people lived, traveled, and differed from other groups. Early Paleoindian points are often long, thin, and narrow, and have one or more short flakes called flutes removed from one or both sides of the point base.


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