Fragments of bows, roasting sticks, and other Beothuk artifacts, ca. 1915

Fragments of bows, roasting sticks, and other Beothuk artifacts, ca. 1915
Pre-contact Beothuk likely hunted caribou with bows and arrows and roasted fresh meat over an open fire. Shown here are: roasting sticks for cooking meat (1); sections of arrow shafts (2); broken pieces of bow (3); miniature bows and arrows from child's grave (4); wooden handles (5); fragments of an iron pot (6); and a miniature tomahawk set on a handle from a child's grave (7).

From James P. Howley, The Beothucks or Red Indians: The Aboriginal Inhabitants of Newfoundland (Cambridge: University Press, 1915) Plate XXXIII.

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