Spearhead

Description
This a fine spearhead made of glass, broken into three pieces. The Aboriginal inhabitants of Australia used this as an alternative to stone for making tools and weapons. The fine shaping was done by applying pressure to the edges of the piece to force small flakes of glass off the surface.
Accession Loan No.
108/2000/5/4
Simple Name
spearhead
Full Name
spearhead
Common Name
spearhead
Production Country
Australia
Material
glass
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Collection Contintent
Pacific
Production Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Function Name
weapon
Dimensions
whole joined length 140 mm; whole joined W 28 mm
Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:04
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:43:05

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