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Object Number:89-17-66C
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yonggom/Muyu
Provenience: Papua New Guinea
Western Province, Papua New Guinea
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Flint
Length: 4.8 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Stuart A. Kirsch, 1989
Other Number:29 C - Other Number

Description

Flint core and flakes, latter made by direct percussion with river pebble. Flakes formerly used to scrape canes, sharpen arrows, etc. Flint (chert or chalcedony?) material collected in river beds. In Yonggom territory, north of present day Atkamba village is the so called stone line; south of there is all alluvium, no stone. Purchased from Dako Watan, Dimin clan, Dome village. 4/14/88.


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