FMNH 277674.nosub[1]

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    Description: scan of catalog card [FRONT] [MAIN BODY] Chicago Natural History Museum - Ethnology | 37-12 | Provenience: West Australia | People or Culture: | Object: spear-thrower- chisel- fire stick combined | Material: wood, stone, clay-like substance (?) | See reverse side | Description: leaf-shaped head with incised design on one face (linear); opposite end is built up with black clay-like substance, hardened and holding a stone which has been flaked to form a sharp cutting edge. At the head end is another piece of the "clay" which holds a small wooden stick which is parallel to the face of the specimen. The uncarved face has several incisions but no definite design. Finally, on the same side, on one edge are a series of incised lines perpendicular to the edge. | Dimensions: (in cm.) length- 62.5; width (head)- 12.5 | SEE SKETCH | Collection: Fuller Collection: presented by Mrs. A.W.F. Fuller, 19 January 1964. [LEFT MARGIN] A | ENT | 277674 | Field No. | Neg. No. | Acc. 2820 [BACK] Fuller label- West Australia. A rare old triple functional specimen- spear thrower, chisel, & fire-stick (sawing method). The engaging point for the first is very long. 7 April 1959 | [ILLUSTRATION] clay | stick | wood | clay | stone | Side II | Side I
Catalog Number: 277674.nosub[1]
Description: spear thrower / chisel / fire stick
Materials: wood, stone, clay
Accession Number: [2820] Mrs. A. W. F. Fuller (Gift)
Accession Year: 1964
Collector/Source: Mrs. Estelle Fuller, Captain Alfred W. F. Fuller
EMu IRN: 1186839
GUID: 9e67304d-eb3d-47e9-a5f1-85d9139878d8

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