Hafted Dart Point Analysis: Specimen 2

Specimen 2 (46808-705) from Ceremonial Cave is a small dart made on smoothed and polished hardwood foreshaft with sinew wrap. A sample from foreshaft exterior has been dated to 400-210 B.C. Based on examination by CT scan, the chipped-stone point is classified as type Carlsbad. The distal tip apprently was broken off during impact; the point has been reworked by beveling along both sides and over part of the break area, perhaps in an attempt to repoint the projectile. TARL Collections. Photo by Milton Bell.

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