ELMO00000071.jpg  Projectile Point with Missing BaseThumbnailsBajada Point
Cultural Period: Ancestral Puebloan, Atsinna Pueblo (A.D. 1275 – mid-1300s)

Description: Triangular flaked stone artifact with a concave base made from a medium to fine-grained volcanic material. Although previously identified as a knife, Ashlee Bailey, Northern Arizona University graduate student in Anthropology, suggests this artifact is stylistically very similar to a Cortaro projectile point. If this is the case, it is likely that a resident of Atsinna collected the point from elsewhere, as Cortaro points date between 4300 BP and 2300 B.P., substantially earlier than the occupation of Atsinna Pueblo.

Dimensions: L 6.5, W 3.7, T 0.9 CM.

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

Collection: National Park Service, El Morro.
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