Saturday, June 13, 2009

"Micro-crystalline igneous basalt lanceolate end blade," discovered eroding from a cut bank on a beach following a severe storm, Shimya island of the Aleutians, Alaska. A very exceptional lance point used in hunting sperm whales as they passed through the region in their annual migrations. This spear most likely had a bone or ivory whale harpoon on one end with the lance end-blade on the other... Remarkable condition and superior craftsmanship, twelve hundred years age...

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