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Harpoon Head

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Object Number:49-25-369
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: United States of America
Alaska
Kootznahoo Inlet
Daxatkanada Fort
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Locus: F3E 18-24"
Section:American
Materials:Whale Bone
Length: 5.1 cm
Width: 2 cm
Thickness: 0.8 cm
Credit Line:Survey of Northern Tlingit Country, Frederica de Laguna, 1949
Other Number:141 - Field No SF

Description

Fragment of heavy whalebone barbed head with hole cut above one barb. Evidently it broke at the butt and was reworked for use. It may have had barbs on the other edge. Evidently two barbs on one edge.

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