• Culture/People:

    probably Andean Hunting-Collecting Tradition (archaeological culture) (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Bifacial tool/projectile point

  • Date created:

    6000-1000 BC

  • Place:

    Tafí del Valle Department; Tucumán Province; Argentina

  • Media/Materials:

    Stone

  • Techniques:

    Flaked/chipped

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown, but possibly collected or excavated by archaeologist and entomologist Dr. Carlos Bruch (1869-1943); formerly in the collection of the Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago, Illinois); acquired by MAI via an exchange with the Field Museum in 1918.

  • Catalog number:

    8/7073

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    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the "Points" component of the "Window on Collections" exhibit on the 4th floor

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