How did we come to want to do a design about this you ask?? Well, Brent had actually made me a list of ideas back in Feb for possible designs and "arrowhead" was on it. And, at the same time, I had taken an art teaching job this past Aug and one of my new co-workers, Philip Peyton, was an avid arrowhead collector. Who knew?! Here he is below.
This is a photograph of the shirt with the real ones right beside it~The first yellowish looking one is a longer arrowhead called a Motley, and the second is a shorter , reddish, fatter one called a "Delhi". The last is a blackish polished piece of magnetite called a "Plummet". These plummets were used for weights for fishing.
(On a side note, they think that there was a massive flood that came around 1100 BC and caused the site to of been abandoned. )
Here is a layout of the whole area.
Me at the top- and yes- I am a dork! I wore my Arrowhead tee!!
Here is a drawing of one of them.
Other neat carvings we saw at the museum were of faces and of women's torsos.
Big thank you to Philip for showing me around Poverty Point on his day off during spring break.
S-XL, $38 each.These can all be ordered online at www.mrpstees.com. We also have some available at Ksera in West Monroe, LA, at Rodeo in Ruston, LA and at Arrangements Limited in Tallulah, LA.
Thanks for reading- Hope you enjoyed the cliff note history lesson of the place :)