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bottle spear, porcupine spear or gravel spear

elmor (alk -)
enmor (alg -)
ujnyjan (alk -)
ujnyjan (alg -)
kunchan (keka -)
in Uw Oykangand
in Uw Olkola
in Uw Oykangand
in Uw Olkola
in Pakanh


Gravel spear, Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, March 16 1997 [PH]. The Australian 50 cent coin, roughly 32 mm in diameter, allows for an estimation of size.


Gravel spear, Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, March 16 1997 [PH]. The Australian 50 cent coin, roughly 32 mm in diameter, allows for an estimation of size.

The bottle spear is a fighting weapon composed of a fairly flat length of wood with a groove cut along the two edges. Quartz stones, pieces of glass or echidna ("porcupine") quills are embedded in the groove and fastened in place with wax.

e-mail: Philip Hamilton.
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