University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:13167
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Provenience: Japan
Period: Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Date Made: Jomon - Yayoi
Early Date: -10500
Late Date: 250
Length: 3.9 cm
Width: 2 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with the Japanese Commissioner, World's Columbian Exposition, 1893


Un-stemmed arrowhead (無茎石鏃). Triangular point. Concave base and rounded tangs which curve inward. Bifacially retouched. Light color translucent stone. This is one of more than forty bifacially retouched arrowheads with concave bases in the collection. This form of arrowhead occurs in sites from the Jomon to Yayoi Period. They can be found throughout Japan.

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