This Eskimo barbed harpoon is made from bone. It originally had four barbs but one apparently broke and the surface was cut and polished to a smooth finish. People of the Artic regions, from Siberia to Greenland, made and used an almost endless variety of different styles and sizes of harpoon projectile points. They were specifically designed to hunt the different kinds of Artic animals from seals to the massive whales. This barbed harpoon measures 7 1/4 inches (18.4 cm) long.