Each and every arrowhead that you will ever see has a name. This name reflects the type of arrowhead that it is, as well as what category it falls into. The name given to an arrowhead is usually a direct result of where it was found.
These things go into determining “types” of arrowheads.
You should know that some ancient arrowheads may have been larger at one time. For instance, as an arrowhead was used, it would become dull. When they were re-sharpened they would naturally reduce in size – and the original shape of the arrowhead may have been changed, as well. Large arrowheads which would break or become misshapen due to re-sharpening were often turned into a different tool.
Other things you should know about arrowheads:
Arrowhead collecting is a favorite pastime of many people.
Joseph Paige © 2006