As stunningly beautiful as they are exceedingly rare, this pair of chipped flint, curved weapon points are fine examples of Clovis/Clovis related, stone tool technology. Both points use curved blade engineering to produce maximum damage to prey. The points, which are based on two typology styles, the Clovis Heart and the Pentagonal, have already been extensively discussed on this site. Points are shown both vertically and horizontally to demonstrate how they would have been mounted on a shaft.
Although both typology styles are found coast to coast in both the US and Canada, these points are not typically found in typology books. We have seen examples of both styles chipped from stone, but no "well made" flint or chert points. We encourage all to send us pictures of your Heart and Pentagonal points. Since both typology styles are common, we are puzzled why these points have not been thoroughly examined and the results published by major weapon point typology authors. We believe these points are atlatl darts, as opposed to the term "arrowheads" as the hunting bow is thought to have been invented thousands of years later.
Photo 1: Paleo period atlatl dart. Clovis/Clovis related point utilizes curved stone technology to produce deadlier wounds.
Photo 2: Paleo atlatl dart, horizontal position.
Photo 3: Pentagonal atlatl dart. Weapon point also uses curved stone technology.
Photo 4: Pentagonal atlatl dart, horizontal position.