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arrowhead We have much to learn about the Native Americans who lived here for at least 10,000 years before the arrival of European colonists. One way to do so is through a study of the tools and weapons they used. When you visit prehistoric collections, look for some of these items.

No Touch REMEMBER if you discover any human remains or artifacts -- DO NOT touch or move them. Archeologists get a great deal of information from where an object is located and how it is positioned. Moving the object, even slightly, can destroy valuable clues that may solve an intriguing mystery.

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Gouge
Stone Ax
Spearhead
Arrow Point
Projectile Point
Plummet
Pipe
Pottery

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Illustrations by William Fowler courtesy of the Massachusetts Archeological Society, Inc.

See Also: Early Images Homepage.

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