The series consists of a report of all fossils from samples at Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park fossil sites. Listings of insects, plants, fish and amber found on a five day fossil hunt in August of 1998. Compiled by Kenneth W. Pugh. Also includes a listing of collections recorded and their cont…
42 pages printed both sides 22.5x28cm. Bound in brown thick paper by staples.
Scope and Content
The series consists of a report of all fossils from samples at Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park fossil sites. Listings of insects, plants, fish and amber found on a five day fossil hunt in August of 1998. Compiled by Kenneth W. Pugh. Also includes a listing of collections recorded and their contents by Anthony L'Orsa
Retain in archives ONLY if it is original. WC November 3, 2003.
It has been bifacially flaked and broken off from its stem. Looks like the tip off an arrowhead.
History Of Use
Susan Denny was a curator of the BV museum and placed on loan this artifact. This projectile point is made from obsidian, also known as volcanic glass. It is difficult to determine without the shaft if the artifact was the head of an arrow, the tip of a s
Dark green rock that is oval in shape. The rock is covered with signs of flint knapping and has sharp edges. The center of the rock is thicker on one side. One end is pointed while the other is round.
History Of Use
This projectile point could be from a dart, spear, arrow shaft or knife, but it is difficult to distinguish one from the other without the shaft. The practice is to separate the arrows and spearheads at the length between 3 and 4 inches. This point is made from the mineral 'chert', but basalt and ground slate were also utilized. Chert is a type of chalcedoneyain deposits are found around Fort St. James, Vanderhoof, and Culculz Lake area. But, all were used for projecting towards a target, thus 'projectile point' describe the function without defining the method of use.
This artifact could also be a knife.
Occasionally difficult to distinguish from a leaf shaped projectile point, the flaked knife is often asymmetrical in shape, thicker through the middle, sometimes having one blunt end to enable the index finger to comfortably press down on it. Smaller knives were sometimes hafted along the blunt edge. Some of these long slender flaked knives may have been used for ceremonial purposes and are incredible examples of the art of flint knapping.
Triangular dark brown and grey stone tool with one pointed end, a wider body, and one narrow end.
History Of Use
Mr. Johnson had worked for the Liquor Control Board for 25 years in 1974. He was an active Elks member and helped with the building of the Senior Citizens Home. This projectile point is made from the mineral basalt. It is impossible to distinguish a dart, a spear or arrow without the shaft. The rock has been chipped to form sharp edges. The wafer thin blades were removed vertically from the core by pressure flaking. When it became dull, more chips around the edge were flaked off. Very likely most of them were laterally set in grooves along the edge of bone, wood or antler shank to form a projectile point and also used single for incising, shaving and very fine whittling.