College

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS)

Major

Interdisciplinary Anthropology

Honors Course

3240 499

Number of Credits

4

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Summer 2019

Abstract

The aim of this project is to help understand how and why cultures implement technology. This paper specifically focuses on testing and analyzing how morphological variation in arrowhead shape affects performance attributes. As a model of variation, we have chosen to concentrate on two different types of bronze arrowhead based on Neo-Assyrian finds, bilobed and trilobed, to see if they, by virtue of morphology only, have differing penetration capabilities.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Timothy Matney

First Reader

Dr. Timothy Matney

Second Reader

Dr. Metin Eren

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Michael Shott

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