Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Besant Point

Besant Point reproduction
I need to do a bit of knapping before Christmas.  One of the projects is an atlatl dart to go with the plains atlatl that I made last spring.  We're going with a Besant style point on a foreshaft in a fairly light dart.  Besant is one of the last atlatl using cultures on the Northern Plains and dates from around 2000 to 1150 years ago.

The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society has a good introduction to archaeology on the Northern Plains and this illustration of a Besant point. 

Its going to be hafted.

Photo Credits:
1, 3: Tim Rast
2: Introductory Handbook to Saskatchewan Archaeology

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