Knife

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Registration number
5658
Item name
Knife 
Category
Chopping/Cutting
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
August 31, 1947 
Acquisition method
Donated by L. Adam and S. R. Mitchell 
Raw material
Obsidian
Dimensions
H: W: 20 mm L: 35 mm D: Circum:

Description

Obsidian scraper

Identified in the 1982 Australian Museum survey of polynesian/micronesian artefacts as length 3.5cm, width 2cm at cutting edge. Uni-face flake, left and right edges retouched, butt end formed by hinge fracture, pronounced percussion bulb, rings.

Research notes

Collected by S R Mitchell, donated by L Adam.

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