This Australian spearhead has a missing tip. This may have happened when it was being used to hunt animals. Originally this tool is likely to have been tied to a long wooden stick before being thrown at prey. The fragile tip may have snapped off when it hit the animal.

Object Summary

Museum Number 108/2000/5/5
Simple Name spearhead
Full Name spearhead
Common Name spearhead
Production country Australia
Material ceramic
Collection class Arms and armour
Collection continent Pacific
Production continent Oceania
Function name weapon