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Arrowhead

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Object Number:29-183-40
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Late Paleolithic (uncertain)
Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Honsep
Period: Late Paleolithic (uncertain)
Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Date Made: Late Paleolithic, Japan - Yayoi
Early Date: -30000
Late Date: 250
Section:Asian
Materials:Obsidian
Technique:Flaked
Length: 3 cm
Width: 1.5 cm
Thickness: 0.4 cm
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1929
Other Number:None - Field No SF
None - Other Number

Description

Point or arrowhead. Obsidian flaked stone tool. Triangular with sides contracting to wide tang. Translucent along one side. Arrowheads were used during the Late Paleolithic age and continued to be used during the Yayoi period. They appear in sites throughout Japan. Arrowheads hafted onto arrow shafts and harpoons have been found in archaeological contexts indicating they were used for hunting and fishing. 29-183-40 and 29-183-51 are partially broken. From the remaining sections they both appear to be diamond-shaped and are the same in form as 13202 and 29-183-43, although smaller in size. 29-183-40 also retains the irregular lopsided shape. Like 13202 and 29-183-43 they were probably made during the Late Paleolithic, Jomon, or Yayoi Periods.

Bibliography:

[Article] Hutterer, Karl L., and Barnes, Gina L., and Pearson, Richard J., and Maeyama, Kiyoaki, and Akazawa, Takeru. 1986. "Discriminant Function Analysis of Later Jomon Settlements". Windows on the Japanese Past: Studies in Archaeology and Prehistory. Ann Arbor. University of Michigan. pg. 279-292 Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 289-290View Objects related to this Type Citation

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