Projectile point - NS3775_1

NS3775_1

Projectile point

Medium:Slate
Geography: Riverdale, Toronto, ON
Date: 5000-2500 BCE
Period: Middle Archaic period
Object number: NS3775
Credit Line: Gift of David Boyle
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionBetween 8,000 and 3,000 yeras before present, hunter-gatherers in Ontario made and used a variety of stone and copper objects. These included ground-stone points like this one. It was made by smoothing down its surface with friction, likely using a harder type of stone to grind it down.
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