People of the Waters - Oneota
OPM #:
M2932
Object Name:
Projectile Point
Description:
Madison Triangular Arrow Point; Mature Late Woodland through Mississippian, Oneota and Early/Middle Historic.
Comments:
It is not uncommon for people to call any point "an arrowhead." But true arrowheads are quite small.

Even though the bow and arrow was in use in Europe perhaps as long ago as 10,000 years, archaeologists believe the bow and arrow did not arrive in America until about 1,500 years ago. Bows are far more effective than spears because they require less movement from the hunter, and an arrow can be shot accurately over a longer distance. Arrows had points made from stone, ground bone, and antler.

Points were attached to the arrow shaft with pitch and sinew. It formed a tight, hard bond when it dried.
Collector:
Mueller, Frank
Material:
Stone
Culture/Period:
Woodland, Late
Oneota
Mississippian
Native American, Early Historic
Native American, Middle Historic
Dimensions:
W-2 L-2.9 D-0.6 cm
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