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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Slightly convex-shaped piece of wood, of basically oval shape, elongated at one end with a large, flattish piece of spinifex resin attached to the wood. At opposite end, a piece of resin has been attached & a tooth-shaped bone has been bound. Interior has large snake-like pattern.

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