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VRA Core 4 Example 13: Group of projectile points
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Collection record [refid 27]
agent unknown (Native American hunter)
culturalContext Native American
date ca. 7,500 BCE-400 BCE (creation)
description In the sequence of North American pre-Columbian cultural stages first proposed by Gordon Willey and Philip Phillips in 1958, the Archaic period was the second period of human occupation in the Americas, from around 8000 BCE to 1000 BCE although as its ending is defined by the adoption of sedentary farming, this date can vary significantly across the Americas. The Woodland period of North American pre-Columbian cultures refers to the time period from roughly 1000 BCE to 1000 CE in the eastern part of North America. The term "Woodland" was coined in the 1930s and refers to prehistoric sites between the Archaic period and the Mississippian cultures. Some Woodland peoples continued to use spears and atlatls until the end of the period, when they were replaced by bows and arrows. This collection has 56 items, lengths range 36 mm to 64 mm (1 3/8 to 2 1/2 inches).
Wikipedia; (accessed 5/31/2009) [description source]
location University of Michigan, Museum of Anthropology (Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States)
material flint; vitric tuff; rhyolite
measurements lengths range 36 mm to 64 mm (1 3/8 to 2 1/2 inches)
source Core 4 Sample Database (VCat)
stylePeriod Native North American; Pre-Columbian (American); Woodland Tradition
subject military; war; hunting; warfare
technique chipping
textref Bannerstone Site: 20 MR 52
title Collection of points [arrowheads] from Bannerstone site [descriptive, true, en]
Netting and Kirk points from the Bannerstone Site [repository, false, en]
worktype weapon components; arrowheads; weapon components; projectile points
Last modified OCtober 10, 2014