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Arrowhead Point

Obsidian or andesite (?)

2 15/16 x 1 3/8 x 5/16 in. (7.5 x 3.5 x 0.8 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 64.15.28
Geography: North and Central America, United States, Alaska, Umnak Island, Chaluka
Classification: Tools and Equipment; Weapons; Edged Armaments
Culture/Nationality: Aleut (Unangan), Native American

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  • Aleut
  • Arctic - In the context of art and culture, the culture of the indigenous peoples of the northern polar region of the earth, including the Arctic Ocean and the northernmost parts of Asia, Europe, and North America. The term may also refer to the animals, plants, climate, geology, geography, and oceanography of the area.
  • arrowheads - The pointed or edged heads of arrows.
  • 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.
  • stone - General term for rock that has been cut, shaped, crushed, or otherwise formed for use in construction or other purposes. Includes the specific archaeological and anthropological sense of individual stones which may be decorated or ornamented and which may be used in ritual contexts. These are usually not carved or dressed, and so differ from sculptures made from stone.
  • weapons - Implements or mechanisms used for defense or attack in combat, hunting, or war.

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