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Projectile Point


3 1/4 x 1 1/16 x 7/16 in. (8.3 x 2.7 x 1.1 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 71.1.21
Geography: North and Central America, United States, New Mexico (Sandia Cave)
Classification: Tools and Equipment
Culture/Nationality: Sandia, Native American

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  • Native American - Typically reserved to refer narrowly to the cultures of the native peoples of the United States and Canada, excluding the Eskimos and Aleuts. For the indigenous peoples of Canada use the term "First Nations." For the broader concept of the cultures of any native peoples of Central America, South America, North America, or the West Indies who are considered to belong to the Mongoloid division of the human species, use "Amerindian (culture)."
  • North American - Refers to the cultures of the continent of North America, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Circle, and Central America. In classifications schemes based on physical geography, Central America, and North America are parts of the same continent.
  • projectile points - Pieces of hard material, typically stone or metal, sharpened to have a cutting edge or penetrating point for use as projectiles or the heads of projectile weapons.
  • Southwestern Native American - Styles and cultures Southwestern Native America.
  • weapons - Implements or mechanisms used for defense or attack in combat, hunting, or war.

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