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Antigonish Heritage Museum

Arrowhead


Accession number: 2007.064.001
Category: Edged weapon
Date: before 2007
Materials: Stone
Measurements: 7 cm L x 4 cm W
Culture: Mi'kmaq
Narrative: An arrowhead is the point of an arrow, or a shape resembling such a point. Archaeologically, they are generally made of stone, but can be made of bone, wood or metal. This particular arrowhead was found by our donor circa 2004 while digging in her garden, located on Heritage Drive, Antigonish. The major native encampment for the Mi'kmaq people in this region would have been at Delorey Island, approximately 18 miles east of the Town of Antigonish. A seasonal encampment during the spring and summer period would have been at Antigonish Landing along the Harbour.
Description: Triangular shape; notched at one end; hand chiselled
History of Use: A projectile point when attached to arrow or spear makes it more deadly