People of the Waters - Oneota
OPM #:
2111-149
Object Name:
Projectile Point
Description:
Engraved zig-zag design; slightly ground base.
Comments:
Antler is a type of bone found on animals like deer, elk, and moose. It is extremely hard when dry. Native people had many uses for antler: as digging tools; as hammers and chipping tools for making stone points; as decorative ornamentation; and tips were used for projectile points.

Antler tips, naturally pointed, were cut off and the base drilled to make a socket. The point would then be glued to arrows and spears using hide glue or pine pitch. Antler points were more durable than stone points and could be reused several times.

Native people used both antler and bone for tools, and both were probably in widespread use. However, they decay over time whereas stone does not.
Site Name:
Lasley's Point
Site#:
47-WN-96
Found:
Winnebago County, WI
Material:
Antler
Culture/Period:
Woodland
Oneota
Dimensions:
W-1.2 L-3.5 cm
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