University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2332
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Honshu
Chubu Region
Nagano Prefecture
Shinshiu
Period: Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Date Made: Paleolithic, Japan - Yayoi
Early Date: -200000
Late Date: 250
Section:Asian
Materials:Stone
Technique:Flaked
Chipped
Credit Line:Gift of Francis C. Macauley, 1890
Other Number:None - Field No SF
None - Other Number

Description

Arrowhead or point. Elongated triangular shape with concave base. Tips of tang and point missing. Retouched on both sides and all edges. Thick at center. Gray opaque 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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