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Learning about the past through my arrowhead collection

Roman Berg has three arrowheads in his collection.

Roman Berg has three arrowheads in his collection. Credit: Genni Berg

I collect lots of things, including baseball cards, sports stuff and even teddy bears, but my favorite collection is arrowheads. I have just three, but I am always on the lookout for more.

Some people think of arrowheads as art. When the American Indians used them, they were used for different purposes. Arrowheads were used for spears and bows for hunting and for weapons against attacks.

Arrowheads, which vary in shape and size, come from all different regions all over the world. The sharp tip could easily pierce and kill or at least injure an animal.

Arrowheads can be made of stone, animal bones or horns. I read that there are more than 10 types of arrowheads, such as the archaic dovetail, diagonal notch, and archaic pentagonal. The clovis fluted point is the oldest type of arrowhead at about 14,000 years old, according to Flutes are the “grooves” on the side of the arrowhead.


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