We predicted that these curved fluted points made of flint were out there, and although they do not appear in any point typology books, we went out and found them. The first point features a curved stem that curls 90 degrees to the side. The second point also has an angled stem as well. This curved stem technology allows the projectile point to change directiions after entering prey and thus produces a deadlier wound. Curved stems are virtually non-existent in later Archaic and Woodland projectile points in New York.
These curved stem points are as beautiful and well engineered as any later projectile points. They are proof that Clovis/Clovis related projectile point makers were as advanced as any later stone tool producing cultures in weapon point technology. Ice Age weapon point makers may have invented deadly curved point technology to give themselves an edge when hunting Ice Age megafauna.
Both curved points are from the Spiritwalker collection.
Photo 1: Clovis curved projectile point.
Photo 2: Point rotated 90 degrees to show possible hafted position.
Photo 3: Second curved projectile point.
Photo 4: Point rotated 90 degrees.