This arrow fragment is made with a wooden shaft and metal point. The nock and fletchings (at the rearmost end) are missing. The metal point is inserted into a split and held in place with wrapped sinew. The shaft has a zig zag groove and a straight groove. On March 16, 2015 during a NAGPRA collections review, designated tribal representatives from the three Ute tribes informed History Colorado staff that the grooves along the shaft are meant for hunting animals, as the grooves allow the animal’s blood to be let out and the arrow to be easily removed. They stated that the arrow is of Ute manufacture.