Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Contracting Stemmed Dart Points from 14DP1302 - Page

To order images and/or obtain permission to use them commercially, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at KSHS.reference@ks.gov or 785-272-8681, ext. 117.

For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

These four dart points were collected from a multicomponent (multiple occupations) American Indian camp site in Doniphan County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1925. The dart point's stems are all what archeologists call contracting stems. One dart point gets its pinkish color as a result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. Dart points would be mounted to the dart foreshaft, which would in turn be connected to the dart shaft. The assembled dart would then be thrown with an atlatl (spearthrower).

Date: Unknown

Bookbag Share Print

Contracting Stemmed Dart Points from 14DP1302 - 1Contracting Stemmed Dart Points from 14DP1302 - 2

Contracting Stemmed Dart Points from 14DP1302 - 1

Item Number: 446807
Call Number: 14DP1302 25.42 Zimmerman donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 446807

Copyright © 2007-2021 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.