220922-098 Frame of Texas Early Man Artifacts
From an Important Texas Collection; 16 smaller and medium sized points, 1 large center beveled hand knife, and 1 bone crescent pendant in frame.
Early Man - Prehistoric
11.5" x 9.25"
Center knife is 3 .75" long
Longest points approximately 2.5"-2.75"
A very handsome set; deep patina and overall in very good condition. Very handsome artifacts, delicately made, and overall in excellent condition.
Collection developed in the mid 20th century. Recent estate acquisition.
In North American archaeological terminology, a projectile point is an object that was hafted to a weapon that was capable of being thrown or projected, such as a javelin, dart, or arrow. They are thus different from weapons presumed to have been kept in the hand, such as knives, spears, axes, hammers, and maces.
Stone tools, including projectile points, can survive for long periods, were often lost or discarded, and are relatively plentiful, especially at archaeological sites. They provide useful clues to the human past, including prehistoric trade. A distinctive form of point, identified though lithic analysis of the way it was made, is often a key diagnostic factor in identifying an archaeological industry or culture. Scientific techniques exist to track the specific kinds of rock or minerals that were used to make stone tools in various regions back to their original sources.