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Knife

Based on earlier shark-tooth weapons, these knives were made for the export market. A scientific study of shark teeth on 19th century weapons has shown that certain species of shark...

Knife

Warfare was frequent within this group of 33 coral atolls, used to settle disputes over land ownership and titles. Current analysis of historic examples is determining the age of...

Knife

This stone tool is called a discoidal knife and dates from the Neolithic. It would have taken a long time to make, and was a tool to be treasured. The...

Mbrammuo

The Asante used these copper alloy weights, or mbrammuo, as a standard for weighing out gold and gold dust. While the weights of the objects were standardised, their shape could...

Knife and sheath

The typical weapon formerly carried by Shona men. This example (called batakwa) is very worn from care and repeated polishing. The blade is probably made from locally-smelted iron. Collected...

Faunal bone offcut

A piece of worked animal bone from a small-scale bone-working workshop. This object is thought to be waste from the manufacture of bone knife handles and has been published....

Jug fragment

This hand-made jug is decorated with an applied knife-slashed strip and is an example of Ham Green ware. It was found in a pit group in Goldsmith Street....

Knife

Obsidian blade technology on this island group is over 4,000 years old. Obsidian sources were originally located on the islands of Poam, Mouk and Lou and was traded along...

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