DEER PHALANX ARROW POINT &
This picture shows one of the more rare varieties of bone arrow points. They have been reported from states on both sides of the Mississippi River. These points were made from the lower foot bones of deer, called phalanx bones. Phalanges is the word used for plural, and they are also referred to as deer toe bones. The bones were cut, ground into shape and hollowed out for a socket for hafting onto an arrow shaft. The example in this picture is three sided with straight sharp edges and a flared base. It measures 1 3/16 inches (3.1 cm) long and 5/8 inch (1.6 cm) wide.