Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCAA1365

Category: Dart, Atlatl

Region: Southwest

Tribe: Anasazi

Period: Ancient - C-14 dated at 1790 years old +- 60 years.

Materials: Wood, flint, sinew

Description: This was probably a 4 or 5 foot long atlatl dart that was broken or cut to facilitate its use as a knife. The side notched projectile is heavily wrapped in with sinew and shows exaggerated dullness on the edges from use as a cutting tool. In ancient times the haft was decorated with numerous "cuts" that look like scales.

Dimensions: Length 6.75 inches


Discovered about 1930 in an Anasazi bowl that was hidden in the malapi south of Grants, New Mexico.

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