African Spearheads with sawn-off wooden shafts (3)

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Description

Wood and iron, approx. 36 x 3"

Abstract

Three iron-tipped spears. Each has a differently shaped point, likely indicating they were used for different purposes. The iron tips have begun to rust with age. The one shown in the center most-closely resembles a Zulu spear. The spear shown at the bottom of the image has barbs and likely was used for fishing - it most closely resembles a spear from the Philippines. The spear shown at the top is a simple metal-tipped spear which closely resembles a ceremonial spear from Ghana.

Date

1910s-1960s

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Identifier

ms048_080

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ms048_080.jpg

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Citation

unknown, . “African Spearheads with sawn-off wooden shafts (3).” Truman Warner Anthropological Collection, MS048. WCSU Archives, 6 June 2018. Accessed on the Web: 19 Aug. 2018.

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