Skip to comments.Phallic Obsidian Cache Intrigues Archaeologists
Posted on 11/28/2013 6:04:07 AM PST by SunkenCiv
beautiful and expertly-flaked obsidian tool which formed part of a cache, rescued from a development site, offers a greater insight into the lives of ancient people that inhabited the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea (PNG).
In October 2010 Dr Robin Torrence a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Museum Reseach Institute was contacted by the General Manager at Barema oil palm plantation on New Britain Island. The company was in the process of bulldozing the side of a hill to make a house terrace. In the process they had uncovered a group of finely worked obsidian (volcanic glass) tools. A workman had recognized the obsidian as something belonging to the time of his ancestors and rescued a large tool before it could be crushed by the bulldozer.
The shape belongs to a group known as stemmed tools because the handles resemble the stem of a leaf. The tools are very rare artefacts that date to between about 10,000 and 3,000 years ago, a period for which there is very little archaeological information from the island regions of PNG.
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Complete obsidian stemmed tool found by workmen at Barema plantation, near Hargy, New Britain, PNG. Image: Peter White © Australian Museum
I'm not sure I see it.
Sometimes people see what they want to see.
Noted expert Percy Fairweather exclaimed: “It’s so fabulous! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a massive tool!”
Yeah, thats right. Freud said sometimes a cigar is a penis, too.
I can see the movie coming... Mandingo Rising..
— Dr Torrence explained what was even more amazing is that this particular stone was flaked into a shape whose profile is unmistakeably meant to be a penis.
Sounds like those six guys have been camping out in a tent for too long.
So why is the head broader than the shaft? To give the man more pleasure or more pleasure for his partner? No, it is to prevent his hand from slipping off and hitting him in the forehead.
There was a gay clown on FOX and friends this morning.
I retreated to the science channel till I head out later today.
Looks like a hand axe to me.
I thought Anderson Cooper worked for CNN?
The clown said it gives him a chance to kiss all the men on the cheek.
That’s assault to you and me if we did that to women.
Yeah...my manhood looks exactly like that...
The wife is not real happy though...
Isn’t this like that saying: to a hammer everything’s a nail?
What a bunch of crap that, it is a knife not a penis, and one that lacks a wooden handle.
The shape belongs to a group known as stemmed tools because the handles resemble the stem of a leaf
1) Perhaps I have not seen enough leaves in my time, but I am not seeing the resemblance in the example given.
2) If I am just trying to stay alive on a remote island, I suspect I am fashioning obsidian into actual tools that can help me prepare my food for sustenance.
3) Some of these researchers have sex on the brain.
So primitive societies worship the p*nis; how primitive does that make New York, Los Angeles - or Washington DC?
Nice to know that three thousand years later, America has regressed three thousand years into the darkest form of tribalism.
But with nukes.
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