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Projectile Point with Missing Base

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Cultural Period: Ancestral Puebloan, Atsinna Pueblo (A.D. 1275 – mid-1300s)

Description: Medial fragment of a possible projectile point with irregular notching along both margins; made on a tan and white mottled chert. The basal portion is missing. According to Ashlee Bailey, Northern Arizona University graduate student in Anthropology, the point is morphologically similar to San Pedro or San Jose points.

Dimensions: L 4.6, W 2.2, T 0.6 CM.

Provenience: LA 99 (Atsinna Pueblo), Room 17, Fill.

Collection: National Park Service, El Morro.

Randy Sullivan, NPS Digital Team Photographer
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