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CAS Anthropology Collections Database

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0008-0186   CAS 1984-0008-0186; 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 a slightly larger bamboo shoot that has been cut obliquely to form a sharp point and hafted to distal end of arrow shaft by means of several woven bands, one woven ring, and large quantity of pitch-like substance.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 1.2, Length = 128.5