Obsidian blade technology on this island group is over 4,000 years old. Obsidian sources were originally located on the islands of Poam, Mouk and Lou and was traded along the coast and the island interior. In response to the first Europeans coming ashore by the late 19th century new markets developed. Daggers and spears that were normally made in abundance for the domestic market were instead being produced for trade as early as 1860 until the 1980s.
|Simple Name||spear head|
|Full Name||obsidian spear head|
|Common Name||spear head|
|Production country||Papua New Guinea|
|Material||obsidian; wood; gum; pigment|
|Collection class||Arms and armour|
|Production county||Admiralty Islands|