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Bajada Point

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

Description: Long-stemmed, obsidian proximal to medial fragment of a projectile point showing weak shoulders and a concave base; appears patinated. Identified by Ashlee Bailey, Northern Arizona University graduate student in Anthropology as a Bajada point, which is an Archaic period point type dating substantially earlier than the occupation of Atsinna Pueblo.

Dimensions: L 3.0, W 2.0, T 0.8 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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