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Arrowhead excavated at Revolutionary War barracks

Object Number: 
INV.6100.13
Date: 
1500-1650
Medium: 
Flint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 5/8 in. ( 4.1 x 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Flint arrowhead.
Gallery Label: 
This arrowhead was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton and others at military barracks that extended along Bennett Avenue between 181st and 182nd Streets. The barracks were built after the surrender of Fort Washington on November 16, 1776, and were occupied by the British and Hessian garrisons of the fort until evacuation in 1783. This American Indian arrowhead was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton and others at military barracks that extended along Bennett Avenue between 181st and 182nd Streets. The barracks were built after the surrender of Fort Washington on November 18, 1776, and were occupied by British and Hessian garrisons until their evacuation in 1783. Bolton's excavations uncovered military artifacts from the Revolutionary War as well as American Indian objects.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group