Projectile point preform

This tool represents an early stage in the making of a projectile point and is known as a preform, Projectile points were used in arrows and spears for hunting or as weapons. This example was discarded before it could reach this point, perhaps because of mistakes made by the craftsperson.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Tools for farm and craft
Common Name
projectile point preform
Simple Name
Full Name
projectile point preform
whole length 50 mm; whole W 24 mm
Production County
Gulf Coast
Production Country
United States of America
Production Area Region
North America
Production Continent
North America
Family Group

sandstone (heat-treated, silicified)
Function Name
Collection Area Region
Collection Continent

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