arrow (weapons: missiles & projectors)

Spear or arrow with wooden shaft and tapering, wooden head. Head has carved section infilled with white pigment (probably lime) and bone pointed tip covered with resin covered vegetable fibre with a bone barb inserted inside. Head attached to shaft with textile or vegetable fibre binding.

fighting

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