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Knife Point



Stone

2 9/16 x 1 3/8 x 7/16 in. (6.5 x 3.5 x 1.1 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 70.35.4
Other Number(s): 22911 (The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Number)
Geography: North and Central America, United States, Wisconsin
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Multiple Use Artifacts
Culture/Nationality: Native American
Collection: William S. Vaux Collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

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  • knives - Cutting instruments consisting of a blade with a sharpened longitudinal edge fixed in a handle, either rigidly as in a table-, carving, or sheath-knife, or with a joint as in a pocket- or clasp-knife. Knives may be used to cut food, especially in serving and eating, as weapons, and for other purposes. The blade may be of steel or another metal or stone, as in the flint knives of early man, or of another material such as ivory or wood (as with a paperknife). The term also refers to tools that are shaped or used as knives, even if the edge is not particularly sharp or actually used for cutting.
  • 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.
  • pointed - Having a form or outline delimited on at least one end by two intersecting lines, that is, tapering to or ending in a point or apex.
  • 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.

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/149608 |title=Knife Point |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=12/6/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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