Rather than rely solely on stone, bone, or antler to produce arrowheads, American Indian men increasingly adopted and relied on metals such as iron, copper, and brass. The Hudson Bay Company had brought factory-made arrowheads to North America as early as 1671.
Are there metal arrowheads?
Arrowheads made from iron, and sometimes brass, are found on post-contact American Indian sites, as well as a few pre-contact sites.
What is the rarest Arrowhead?
Very ancient arrowheads are rare, with the famous Clovis points being the most sought-after and valuable rare arrowheads. Arrowheads made of unusual materials such as petrified wood and jade rather than flint or chert are rarer. The rarest arrowheads are large Clovis points made of unusual materials.
How did Indians get buried?
Some of the tribes bury their dead in caves or ravines, walled in with rocks, some in trees, on a scaffolds or buried in or on the ground. The bodies are tightly wrapped in blankets and shawls. Many of the Indian’s personal effects are buried with them or deposited on the grave.
Can I keep an arrowhead I found?
All artifacts found on public lands are protected by state and federal laws*. It is illegal and unethical to collect artifacts on public lands. Artifacts include anything made or used by humans including arrowheads and flakes, pottery, basketry, rock art, bottles, coins, metal pieces, and even old cans.