Folsom points are considered a Late Paleo spear point dating somewhere between 8,800 and 8,600 B.C. They are found mainly in the plains states from Texas to Canada and from the Rocky mountains to Kansas and Oklahoma. They are also found farther east into Missouri and Illinois where they begin to change into an eastern variety of fluted points called Barnes points.
This Folsom point was found sometime before 1950 in either Grant or Richland Counties in southwestern Wisconsin. Authentic and unbroken Folsom points of this size are very rare. This example is made of a beautifully colored translucent piece of orange Hixton silcified sandstone. Hixton is a material that originates from quarry sites in Wisconsin and can even be traced to a specific location depending on the variety. The stone from which this point was made is from a source of Hixton located in Jackson County, Wisconsin called Silver Mound. This Folsom point measures 2 5/8 inches (6.5cm) long.