What is Clovis worth?
One of the most valuable ancient American artifacts is a prehistoric Clovis point, sometimes worth thousands or as much as 276,000 dollars. Usually, arrowheads are only worth about $20 or so, but rare Clovis points are worth a lot more.
What is a banded Clovis arrowhead?
Clovis points are the characteristically fluted projectile points associated with the New World Clovis culture. They are present in dense concentrations across much of North America; in South America, they are largely restricted to the north of that continent.
How do you identify a Clovis point?
Clovis points are wholly distinctive. Chipped from jasper, chert, obsidian and other fine, brittle stone, they have a lance-shaped tip and (sometimes) wickedly sharp edges. Extending from the base toward the tips are shallow, concave grooves called “flutes” that may have helped the points be inserted into spear shafts.
Where can I get arrowheads appraised?
How to get an appraisal on an artifact
- American Society of Appraisers: Website | Toll free: 800.272.8258.
- Appraisers Association of America: Website | Phone: 212.889.5404.
- International Society of Appraisers: Website | Toll free: 888.472.5461.
How much are my arrowheads worth?
An arrowhead can be worth $20,000 in the best cases, even though it might only be worth $5, and an average arrowhead is only worth about $20. If there is something special about an arrowhead that makes it stand out, it may be worth a lot more than usual.
Are Clovis points Rare?
Stanford says that Clovis points are rare, but it’s not uncommon to find them on beaches. However, usually someone goes looking for them, not the other way around.
How do you know if an arrowhead is valuable?
Arrowheads are worth more if they are very ancient or made out of unusual materials. An arrowhead (or more likely a spearhead) that is 10,000 years old might be worth a fortune. Arrowheads made of gems such as japer are worth more than typical grey stone arrowheads.
How do I know if my arrowheads are worth money?