Spearhead

Description
This Australian spearhead is made out of bottle glass. 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.
109/1951/19/3
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Common Name
spearhead
Simple Name
spearhead
Full Name
spearhead
Dimensions
whole length 88 mm; whole W 26 mm
Production County
West Central Australia
Production Country
Australia
Production Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
glass
Function Name
weapon
Collection Continent
Pacific

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