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This weapon is a compound tool, wherein the worked stone itself is physically combined with other materials, such as wood and leather, to create a more complex object. Sharp-edged projectile points manufactured through a flaked-stone technique were also incorporated into a wide variety of weapons, the specifics of which depended largely on the size, shape, and weight of the worked stone object. For example, smaller and lighter projectile points were often attached to wooden bow-shafts for use as arrowheads (pictured), whereas larger and heavier projectile points could be attached to wooden shafts for use as spear points.


Lithic weapon; Stone Tool; Compound Tool; Arrow; Projectile Point; Mississippian