About this object


Collected by Jack Lieber in Papua New Guinea, Eastern Highlands Division, from August 1970 - June 1972. He was researching village communities in and around Goroka, where he was lecturing under the auspices of UNESCO at the Goroka Teachers College.

Physical description

Long stone adze(?) or tool with a rounded blade. The top is relatively flat, while the underside is rounded. Both top and bottom form a dual inclined plane terminating at a shallow rounded wedge blade. The opposite end is a dull point. The width gradually increases from the point to blade.