LOWE "TYPE" POINT
This is an excellent example of a Lowe point. It was found on the type site location in northern Belize on the Lowe Ranch, where the name for this point was borrowed. The Lowe point type and this point were first illustrated and described in Kelly's report on "Preceramic Projectile Point Typology In Belize." The sharply defined barbs, very large parallel sided stem, and the long narrow flake removals from the side and base of the stem are some of the most noticeable traits. Lowe points are massive heavy duty points with widely angled barbs and ground stem edges. The blade edges are beveled from resharpening and they often have sharp serrated edges. The stems are also thinned from the base with flake removals that Kelly describes as "flake scars that are indistinguishable from flute scars." This point is heavily patinated and most probably made of Colha chert. It measures 3 1/16 inches (7.7 cm) long and 2 1/4 inches (5.7 cm) wide.