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Hunting Arrow

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Object Number:34-31-7
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Venezuela
State Of Apure
Lower Rio Capanaparo
Culture Area: Circum-Caribbean
Materials:Reed (uncertain)
Length: 118
Credit Line:University Museum / Columbia University Venezuelan Expedition; Vincenzo Petrullo, 1934


Used for deer, capibara, jaguar, etc.; and in war. The head is a flat pinnate blade; a small cross-piece at the butt of the blade prevents the arrow from penetrating too far. Two feathers, tied, inner surface to face shaft.

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