Hi everyone this is my first post on this board. I have been checking this site out for a long while now and I love this site so thank you for this site. I just found my first point the other day(I have found a few knives). I can lay it on a dime and it does not overlap. It looks like a scallorn according to a few books I have. My question is are bird points for burials and other special occasions or what? If it is for such occasions would there be more? It came from NW Oklahoma in a friends back yard. I also picked up about 200+ chips(got tired of picking up chips so I left most of them there). It all came out of a spot about 40'x40'. There has been a few other points found in the same area. I will try to put up a pic of it later. Thank you for the help and the your time.
Birdpoint is a misnomer...just as arrowhead is. Older, larger points should really be referred to as dart points and the smaller "birdpoints" are the true "arrowheads". Recurve bow technology came much later in the course of native history... and when it did, the points got smaller so as not to weigh down the arrow much so it could fly true.
Nicely done Brad! Yes, only the Arrow Point is the true arrowhead, of which metal ones followed during the indian wars period with early settlers. If the arrowhead (birdie) was hafted well, the arrow could easily bring down a deer. It often took several arrows, and or an atlatal to down buffalo or bear.
Thanks guys for the info. Would it be worth going around that spot on my hands and knees trying to see the little fellas? That was the only way I found the one that I did I was on my hands and knees picking up chips out of a mole hill and there it was. Thanks again for the info.