Paleo Indian. BP 12,000
This Clovis point is approximately 12,000 years old. It is one of the oldest artifacts found in Bandelier. The point, mounted on a spear, was used for hunting large animals and was propelled by an atlatl.
Pedernal chert. L 7.7, W 3.0 cm [L3, W 1 inch]
Bandelier National Monument, BAND 5024
Right: Pueblo III - Pueblo IV. AD 1200 - 1500
Small projectiles points were typically used on arrows.
Pedernal chert. L 2.2, W 1.5cm [L 1, W 1/2inch]
Bandelier National Monument, BAND 133