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Object Number:29-192-8
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Late Paleolithic (uncertain)
Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Honshu
Kawachi Province
Tochigi Prefecture
Period: Late Paleolithic (uncertain)
Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Date Made: Late Paleolithic, Japan - Yayoi
Early Date: -30000
Late Date: 250
Section:Asian
Materials:Stone
Technique:Flaked
Length: 4.3 cm
Width: 1.3 cm
Credit Line:The Chinese Expedition, C. W. Bishop, 1915-1918

Description

Point. Elongated leaf-shaped with points at both ends. Retouched on both sides. Gray obsidian. This is an example of the flat narrow leaf-shaped bifacially retouched points. They are a form of arrowhead which is found in excavated sites from the end of the Late Paleolithic up to the Yayoi periods and are found throughout Japan. For example, leaf-shaped points have been uncovered at Etchuyama, Yamagata Prefecture, Northern Honshu. This site is one of the earliest with this type of point and has been dated to c. 14,000 B.P. These arrowheads are part of a long-lasting and far-reaching technology in arrowhead production which began in the Late Paleolithic Period.


Bibliography:

[Book] Higuchi, Takayasu, and Aikens, C. Melvin. 1982. Prehistory of Japan.. San Diego. Academic Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 53-63View Objects related to this Type Citation

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