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knowing exactly what an arrowhead is; a triangular-shaped piece of flint affixed to the end of an Indian's arrow, shot with the use of a bow. In reality, two classes of such things exist in the archaeological record, and the general term PROJECTILE POINT is now a sort of politically correct archaeological catchall phrase for a sharp, worked piece of silica-rich (usually) rock, like agate or obsidian, lashed to the end of either a spear or and arrow's shaft. friend the arrowhead must be functionally small, because the ancient Indian arrow was small compared to the European long bow's arrow or today's modern hunting arrow.Before the Bow and Arrow was introduced into prehistoric North America, the weapon of choice was the atl atl, or spear thrower.Until quite recently, the famous Harappan civilization of the Indus valley has been an enigma.Many questions still remain about the identity of the people who created this great ancient civilization.The usual explanation found in history books is that the inhabitants of the Harappan cities were driven out by the invading Aryans.However it is now recognized by scholars that the Aryan invasion theory of India is a myth that owes more to European politics than anything in Indian records or archaeology. 240 pages of full color, actual size, of the finest points ever found in the Deep South!
Later Hohokam types were often crude in comparison.Hafted to a small, thin arrow, these projectile points functioned to be one with the shaft, providing a balance to the arrow when launched by the energy-release of the bow flexing and a string pushing.Having a large, heavy stone atl atl projectile point on a small arrow would effectively force the arrow to suddenly dive once released; Sort of like having a duck with a five pound head trying to fly. Rule of thumb: Small projectile point = arrowhead; Large projectile point = atl atl dart point.of at at and arrow projectile points which can be found in Arizona.Note that it's still OK to have a collection of such and call it your arrowhead collection; people will know exactly what you mean.