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Point

Arrowhead

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Object Number:29-183-9
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Late Paleolithic (uncertain)
Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Utafuru Shima
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: 6 cm
Width: 2.9 cm
Thickness: 0.8 cm
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1929
Other Number:None - Field No SF

Description

Point or arrowhead. Nearly diamond shaped bifacially retouched tool. Long point. Short projections at widest point and tapers to flat end. 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. Thus their use is indicative of the importance of hunting and fishing throughout early Japan. Diamond shaped bifacially retouched points or arrowheads appear at Paleolithic sites such as Uenodaira, Nagano Prefecture in central Honshu. On the eve of the Jomon period, Uenodaira is dated 12,000-10,000 BC. But diamond shaped types also have been found in Yayoi contexts such as at Uriyudo, Osaka Prefecture in south-central Honshu.

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
[Book] Higuchi, Takayasu, and Aikens, C. M. 1982. Prehistory of Japan.. San Diego. Academic Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 70-72, 222-226, 232View Objects related to this Type Citation

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