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CAS Anthropology Collections Database

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0008-0180   CAS 1984-0008-0180; Arrow
Category Weaponry
Object Name Arrow
Culture Melanesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Papua New Guinea
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Rollo Beck Collection (South Pacific)
Materials Bamboo; Pitch (?); Plant fiber
Description Arrow with shaft made from unmodified bamboo shoot; Foreshaft is made from wide bamboo splinter that is sharpened at distal end and hafted to distal end of arrow shaft by means of several woven bands, one woven ring, and large quantity of pitch-like substance; Woven hafting bands and ring are all painted with red pigment.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 1.6, Length = 129.0