Hi not sure what kind of paleo these are maybe someone knows. I think the bigger one might be clovis but not sure. Also i just started diggind a couple years ago i wnet to christners can anyone tell me a good area there to start?
Hi Josh, pretty difficult to say with certainty, for a number of reasons. Aside from some basal damage on the top one, both have been resharpened from their original form. If you turn the top one over and it has a nice bifurcated flutting, it's likely clovis, as they are usually fluted on one or both sides. There are some non-fluted clovis out there, but pretty rare. Can't see the flaking pattern on it good enough...probably not enough lighting in photo...check for horizontal transverse style.
Typing the second/ bottom one is even more difficult, as it has been resharpened almost to a nub. It appears likely to have been not only much longer, but wider in it's original form. As it could have also been a barbed dart point, paleo becomes questionable. One thing is certain, both points were well used. Probably not alot of info here, but I hope this helps a little.
Thanks for the info mike, both points are fluted on both side the smaller point is fluted much more than the bigger one but anyhow thanks for the info. I was digging on my friends property he has hit the paleo jackpot on his place, i dug about 5 feet down to find this one but i was digging in sand next to the creek easy digging.
I sure would like to see some better photos of these points. Try useing several light sources (Lamps will work) to bring out more flaking details. I can see from the original photo that the large point has at least one paleo style flake scar all the way across it! Thanks, jw-james