Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Arrow Points from 14CW315 - Page

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

For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

These two small arrow points were recovered from a village site in Crawford County. They are made of Permian chert from the Flint Hills region and get their pinkish color as a result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. Archeologists consider corner-notched points such as these to be the earliest form of arrow points that are found in the Great Plains. The notches aided in hafting the point to the arrow shaft.

Date: 1-1000 CE

Bookbag Share Print

Arrow Points from 14CW315 - 1Arrow Points from 14CW315 - 2

Arrow Points from 14CW315 - 1

Item Number: 472572
Call Number: 14CW315-5 & 14CW315-7
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 472572

Copyright © 2007-2021 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.