Question: What does BP mean in arrowheads?

B.P. Means Before Present (the actual age of the artifact)

How do I check my arrowhead points?

In case its stemless, see if its fluted or not. If its scored, determine if its indented in the side or from the corner. The area and the configuration of the pointed arrowhead are sufficient to limit your options to just 12 potential types.

What were projectile points used for?

Projectile points are chipped stone artifacts used as multi-purpose tools for hunting and butchering. American Indians at the site never made stone points in a distinctive Marksville style. Instead, they used styles of stone points that were already in use in Louisiana.

Where can I find projectile points?

Introduction. Projectile points are tips fastened to the ends of spears, darts, and arrow shafts. In prehistoric North America, they were made from a variety of materials, including antler, bone, and copper but most, at least most that have preserved, were made from stone.

What is the oldest projectile point found in North America?

Texas A&M University researchers have discovered what are believed to be the oldest weapons ever found in North America: ancient spear points that are 15,500 years old. The findings raise new questions about the settlement of early peoples on the continent.

How old are Lost Lake Arrowheads?

Age: Lost Lake points were recovered from the Stanfield-Worley site Zone A with Kirk Corner Notched points and are believed to have an Early Archaic association, ranging in age from 9,250 to 9,000 years BP.

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