Projectile Points - Vanport Type 004.99.288 and Levanna Type 004.99.391

Another technological innovation that occurred within the last 2,000 years was the transition from the atlatl and dart weapon system to the bow and arrow. Although separated in time by perhaps only a few centuries, the projectile points shown here represent the last of the dart points on one hand and the first of the true arrowheads on the other. While small, triangular, arrow point forms are common, notched types are also popular at certain times. Size and weight are the primary differences, with arrowheads needing to be scaled down to match the smaller diameter of an arrow shaft and the launching capabilities of a wooden bow.

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