Meadowood Point

Meadowood Point
Dark grey chert Meadowood point (3,300 - 2,700 B.P.) with a convex base, straight sides, and broken tip.
Regional trade networks allowed the Wampanoag to access stone types from outside of their home lands; all of the points shown here are made from stone types that was imported to Patuxet, some from present-day Massachusetts and some from much further away. The side-notched Meadowood points and some of the smaller points were used by the Wampanoag on arrows, which became prevalent during this period.
Although later in time, a 1603 description from European explorer Martin Pring indicates how bows and arrows looked: “Their weapons are bows and arrows of five or six foot long of witch hazel, painted black and yellow, the strings of three twists and sinews, bigger than our bow strings. Their arrows are of a yard and a handful long, not made of reed, but of a fine light wood very smooth and round with three long and deep black feathers of some eagle, vulture, or kite, as closely fastened with some binding matter as any fletcher of ours can glue them on.”
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