Bifacial tool/projectile point

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Culture/People
possibly Multiple archaeological cultures (attributed), including Late Archaic and Woodland Traditions
Possible collector
Lady Edith Blake (Edith Bernal-Osborne Blake), Non-Indian, 1845-1926
Sir Henry A. Blake, Non-Indian, 1840-1918
Previous owner
Lady Edith Blake (Edith Bernal-Osborne Blake), Non-Indian, 1845-1926
Sir Henry A. Blake, Non-Indian, 1840-1918
Seller
Lady Edith Blake (Edith Bernal-Osborne Blake), Non-Indian, 1845-1926
Sir Henry A. Blake, Non-Indian, 1840-1918
Object Name
Bifacial tool/projectile point
Media/Materials
Stone
Techniques
Flaked/chipped
Object Type
Tools and Equipment (General)
Place
Twillingate; Newfoundland; Newfoundland and Labrador; Canada
Date created
3000 BC–AD 1600 (Late Archaic to Late Woodland period)
Collection History
Collection history unknown, but possibly collected between 1887 and 1888 by Lady Edith Blake (1845-1926, amateur ethnologist, archaeologist, and artist) and her husband Sir Henry Arthur Blake (1840-1918, governor of the Bahamas from 1884 to 1887, governor of Newfoundland from 1887 to 1888, and governor of Jamaica from 1889 to 1898); purchased from the Blakes by MAI in 1916 using funds donated by MAI trustee James B. Ford (1844-1928).
Catalog Number
5/9212
Barcode
059212.000
See related items
Multiple archaeological cultures
Tools and Equipment (General)
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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