Iron harpoon head from a site near Gallichan, Abitibi-Ouest.
Picture : Corporation Archéo-08
Source : Corporation Archéo-08 Collection
Spear shaped hunting tool attached to a line. The tip usually has barbs that will rotate while penetrating the marine animal’s flesh, so it can’t escape.
Quote : Pastore, Ralph T. (1998). “Precontact Peoples Terminology”, from The Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Website, Department of Archaeology and Department of History, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Revised by James A. Tuck, January 2012. Department of Archaeology and Department of History, accessed in October 2019.