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Obsidian knife considered to be a few hundred years old. IMG_1492.jpg

Obsidian knife considered to be a few hundred years old. IMG_1492.jpg

Rare on the islands is obsidian that has been worked and considered to be a recent introduction in the islands long history. This knife is an example of a worked piece of obsidian that would have been used as a knife, or so conjectured. It was discovered in 2005.

It is approximately 24cm long.


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