Papua New Guinean bone knife

Papua New Guinean bone knife

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Papua New Guinean bone knife. This composite image shows the knife seen from both sides. This is a traditional bone knife of unknown age, obtained from the Sepik Highlands of Papua New Guinea. It is made from the tibiotarsus (a leg bone) of a large flightless bird called a cassowary.

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