Kōrero: Volcanoes

Obsidian knife

Obsidian knife

Mayor Island obsidian (a black, glassy rock) was widely used for making tools because it could be easily trimmed, and retained sharp edges. It was widely traded through New Zealand. This flake knife was found near Gisborne.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: AR8619

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Richard Smith, David J. Lowe and Ian Wright, 'Volcanoes - Pacific Ring of Fire', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8698/obsidian-knife (accessed 22 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Richard Smith, David J. Lowe and Ian Wright, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006