Hollow-Base Projectile Point

Predynastic, Badarian

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This projectile point is a type known as a concave-base projectile point. The two long tangs forming the hollow facilitated hafting the point onto an arrow or spear’s shaft. The tool was used for hunting wild animals in the desert or along the Nile.

Hollow-Base Projectile Point, Flint

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