ALASKAN ARTIFACTS

Non-Toggling Type Harpoons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non- Toggling Harpoon form of a harpoon that detaches from its shaft after it pierces the prey, becoming lodged under the blubber and skin by means of its barbed sides.

The barbed non-toggling form, probably originated from the old paleolithic fish harpoon that predates man's arrival in the Bering Strait by thousands of years,

 

For more information  see the

Arctic Studies Center

 

 

 

Non-Toggling Type Harpoons

 

 

 

 

Non-Toggling Type Harpoon

Harpoon with Tip Length:7.25" Lithic Comp.: Antler with Grey Chert Point

First Stage Length 4.85" Material Comp.: Ivory

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Length: 5.801"

Lithic Comp.: Antler w/ Iron

 

 

 

 

 

 

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