People of the Waters - Archaic
OPM #:
2200-45
Object Name:
Projectile Point
Description:
Hardin Barbed; well developed left bevel on both sides from unifacial flaking in resharpening; rhomboidal cross-section; light to moderate haft edge grinding, heaviest on basal edge; unidentifed chert, unheated.
Comments:
The long, flexible spear had found its mark. The incredible power of the thrower had driven the stone-tipped shaft well into the chest of the buck. The razor edges of the stone blade meant the animal's death was quick. The hunter pulled the broken shaft from the body and used the stone point to start butchering. After it dulled, he sharpened the edge by quickly taking off a few flakes. He formed a blanket from the hide to carry the venison. As he carried the first load of meat back to his village, the thought of a roasted meat flavored with herbs made his mouth water.

Points like this were used on darts or spears and were thrown with the aid of a throwing device called an atlatl.
Found:
Calumet County, WI
Collector:
Brugger, George M.
Material:
Stone
Culture/Period:
Archaic, Early
Dimensions:
W-3.5 L-8.7 cm
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