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Australian Aboriginal Glass Spearheads
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Australian Aborigine Glass Spearhead

These glass spearheads were made in the 19th Century by an Australian Aboriginal craftsman. The glass they are made from would not have been made by the same person; the skills, techniques and machinery were not available to this community. Instead they gathered unwanted glass used for power lines on telegraph poles and domestic objects and 'knapped' them into the desired shape.


Image:  © North Lincoln Museum