(Top) Archaeologists found many stone projectile points at the site. These were tips for darts thrown with atlatls. Click here to see an atlatl in use. The most common kind of stone projectile point was the Pontchartrain type (A, B, C, and F). Archaeologists also found Delhi (D) and Kent types (E) at the site. Most of these points were made of rock that was not from the site. This means people either traveled long distances to get stone or traded or exchanged with outsiders for stone or projectile points. The closest source of rock to the site was Citronelle chert from north of Lake Pontchartrain.
(Bottom) People also made and used bone projectile points at Bayou Jasmine. These included bone points, made from long bones of deer (A), birds (B), small animals (C) and even alligators (D). These points were hollow at the bottom, so they could slip onto the wooden shaft of a spear or dart.
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