Bone piercing tool
In 1974 Waikato Museum acquired a selection of items, including this bone piercing tool, from Graham Jackson. Jackson was a New Zealand anthropologist who spent time living with and researching the Kopon and the Kalam people of the Lower Kaironk Valley in Papua New Guinea.
Jackson fieldnotes: Bones from the bat mawol; the bone called hawmab. Sharp piercing object used in putting the binding on arrows and in making arm and leg bands (pwrwg and blc). Probably manufactured by men.
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