1921.91.232

Stone arrow-head

Place details: M AMERICA. Honduras / Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Chert Stone / ?. Processes: Flaked / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 36 mm Max W = 26 mm Max Th = 5 mm Field Collector: Unknown When Collected: By 1920 Other Owners: Alexander James Montgomerie Bell PRM Source: Archibald Colquhoun Bell Acquired: Purchased December 1920

KEYWORD: Arrow-head / CLASS: Archery Weapon / ?.

Object description: Stone arrowhead with bifurcated tang. [MJD (Verve) 29/3/2016]

Research notes: This object was examined by Prof. Rosemary Joyce during a visit to Oxford in December 2010. She noted that these two fishtail points (1921.91.232–233) are rare and are generally only known from cave sites, such as Cueva del Gigante, during the early part of the archaic period (c.9220–8750 BC). [AS 01/12/2010]