ALASKAN ARTIFACTS

Toggling & Page 2 Non-Toggling Type Harpoons

 

 

 

 

OBS Phase Length: 3.54", With chert side blades

 

 

 

 

 

Toggling Harpoon- form of a harpoon that toggles sideways beneath the skin and blubber of a sea mammal, where it cannot be broken off by ice

 

 

Length: 2.4" Green Chert Side Blades

 

 

Length: 2.6" Ivory Barbs Missing, Green Chert Side Blades 

 

  

 

Punuk Culture

 

   

Ivory Toggle Punuk

 

   

Ivory Toggle Pre-form

 

   

Whale Toggling Harpoon

 

 

Toggling Harpoon Type Tips

 

 

Length: 1.4", Thickness: .05",  Width: .92"

Slate Harpoon Insert

Length: 1.2", Thickness: .07", Width: .60"

Slate Harpoon Insert

   

Length: 1.6", Thickness: .07", Width: .90"

Slate Harpoon Insert

Length: 1.5", Thickness: .07", Width: .95"

Slate Harpoon Insert

 

 

Length: 1.6", Thickness: .08", Width: .43"

Finely Flaked Basalt Harpoon Tip Insert

 

Slate Stemmed Toggle Point

Length: 1.9",Thickness: .15",Width: .80"

 

 

 

 

Punuk Culture, Circa 1000 BP,  Baleen Harpoon Toogle Point from St Lawrence Island

Length: 2.5", Thickness: .09", Width: 1.2"

 

 

   

Cape Smythe style Whale Harpoon Head

 

 

HI had some heads that fit the toggle, gives you better sense of what might have been there.

 

 

 

 

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