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Culture:Native American; American Indian
Title:Bifaces; Projectile points
Date Made:2000-400 BP
Type:Armament; Fishing/Trapping/Hunting
Place Made:North America; United States; Massachusetts; South Hadley
Measurements:longer arrowhead: 5/16 x 15/16 x 1 1/2 in.; .7938 x 2.3813 x 3.81 cm; triangular arrowhead: 5/16 x 15/16 x 1 1/8 in.; .7938 x 2.3813 x 2.8575 cm
Accession Number:  MH 163.F
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. N. E. Bates

Two small chert bifaces (arrow heads) found in digging ditch near Pearson's Hall, April 18, 1908. Both artifacts likely date from the Mid Woodland (2,000-1,000 BP) to Contact Period. The triangular biface is stylistically a Levanna point and the notched point is possibly a Meadowwood variant.

Native American

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