Fishtail point - ROM2005_5726_2

ROM2005_5726_2

Fishtail point

Medium:Copper
Geography: Ontario, Canada
Date: 3500-2500 BC
Period: Middle Archaic (6000-2500 BC)
Dimensions:
10.7 × 2.4 × 0.5 cm
Object number: 958.201
Credit Line: Gift of Leonard Hautanen
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionThis is a point made of Native copper (i.e., indigenous to North America). It gets its name (fishtail point) from the unique shape of its stem, which contracts and then splits at the base.
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