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Phallic Obsidian Cache Intrigues Archaeologists
Past Horizons ^ | Tuesday, November 26, 2013 | Source: Australian Museum

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.

Stemmed tools

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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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; newbritain; obsidian; papuanewguinea
Complete obsidian stemmed tool found by workmen at Barema plantation, near Hargy, New Britain, PNG. Image: Peter White © Australian Museum

Complete obsidian stemmed tool found by workmen at Barema plantation, near Hargy, New Britain, PNG. Image: Peter White © Australian Museum

1 posted on 11/28/2013 6:04:08 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: Renfield; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

Thanks Renfield.

2 posted on 11/28/2013 6:06:14 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv
"a shape whose profile is unmistakeably meant to be a penis.”

I'm not sure I see it.

3 posted on 11/28/2013 6:08:43 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

Sometimes people see what they want to see.


4 posted on 11/28/2013 6:10:56 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Noted expert Percy Fairweather exclaimed: “It’s so fabulous! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a massive tool!”


5 posted on 11/28/2013 6:12:48 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yeah, thats right. Freud said sometimes a cigar is a penis, too.


6 posted on 11/28/2013 6:18:46 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: ClearCase_guy
“Massive tool”.....I see the world of fags has now penetrated the field of archeaology
7 posted on 11/28/2013 6:21:08 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SunkenCiv

I can see the movie coming... Mandingo Rising..


8 posted on 11/28/2013 6:26:24 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: SunkenCiv

— 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.


9 posted on 11/28/2013 6:26:46 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


10 posted on 11/28/2013 6:28:36 AM PST by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: SunkenCiv

Neolithic lesbians

(Homo Lesbianis)


11 posted on 11/28/2013 6:29:29 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

There was a gay clown on FOX and friends this morning.

I retreated to the science channel till I head out later today.


12 posted on 11/28/2013 6:31:05 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Looks like a hand axe to me.


13 posted on 11/28/2013 6:31:23 AM PST by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: cripplecreek

I thought Anderson Cooper worked for CNN?


14 posted on 11/28/2013 6:33:09 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.


15 posted on 11/28/2013 6:34:34 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SunkenCiv
...what was even more amazing is that this particular stone was flaked into a shape whose profile is unmistakeably meant to be a penis.”

Yeah...my manhood looks exactly like that...

The wife is not real happy though...

/ S

16 posted on 11/28/2013 6:35:05 AM PST by Popman
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To: SunkenCiv

Isn’t this like that saying: to a hammer everything’s a nail?


17 posted on 11/28/2013 6:45:52 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SunkenCiv

What a bunch of crap that, it is a knife not a penis, and one that lacks a wooden handle.


18 posted on 11/28/2013 6:46:51 AM PST by calex59
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


19 posted on 11/28/2013 6:50:06 AM PST by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


20 posted on 11/28/2013 7:01:00 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: SunkenCiv

Looks like a spear head to me.


21 posted on 11/28/2013 7:02:13 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I don’t see it either ,, maybe the creator was simply smart enough to leave part of the tool unsharpened so he wouldn’t cut himself... but that explaination wouldn’t rate a headline.


22 posted on 11/28/2013 7:02:31 AM PST by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Jack Hammer
But with nukes.

Which are the biggest p*nises we have.

23 posted on 11/28/2013 7:03:20 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: SunkenCiv

In Like Flint


24 posted on 11/28/2013 7:08:25 AM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: Flag_This

Agreed. It’s a hand ax. How else could it be made without cutting one’s hand while using it?


25 posted on 11/28/2013 7:08:28 AM PST by BigBobber
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To: Sirius Lee

Now if only we’d f*** Iran and North Korea.


26 posted on 11/28/2013 7:10:20 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: SunkenCiv

Stemmed tools have a leaf stem like protrusion that is used to hold or fixture the tool. The image shown is the opposite; the protrusion is the working part of the tool, and the “leaf” is the holding/fixturing part.

These are not scientists, they are grown up gay boyscouts.


27 posted on 11/28/2013 7:12:55 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: SunkenCiv
They were circumcised back then?
28 posted on 11/28/2013 7:14:34 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Jack Hammer

“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.”

Lots of worship of the dick in the whitehouse.


29 posted on 11/28/2013 7:14:41 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Yes, he does seem to be our New Guinea.


30 posted on 11/28/2013 7:16:57 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: ClearCase_guy; driftdiver

I’m gonna guess it’s been a *very* long time since she saw a real one and has forgotten what she’s looking for/at.


31 posted on 11/28/2013 8:54:36 AM PST by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: SunkenCiv
"If your phallic tool remains petrified after four Millennia, see your Doctor* of Archeology."
32 posted on 11/28/2013 9:33:16 AM PST by mikrofon (* ObsidianCare)
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To: SunkenCiv

It’s an arrow head, sculpted to be tied to a wooden shaft. Poor men! Think everything has to do with a penis. LOL!


33 posted on 11/28/2013 9:48:53 AM PST by abclily
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To: ClearCase_guy

I don’t see it either. To me it looks like a cutting tool. Phallic objects don’t have sharp edges.


34 posted on 11/28/2013 9:50:01 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: abclily

Look, just whatever you do, don’t mention this “tied to a wooden shaft” to these archaeologists, and don’t turn your back on them, either. ;’)


35 posted on 11/28/2013 4:55:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: csmusaret
.. to prevent his hand from slipping off and hitting him in the forehead


             

36 posted on 11/28/2013 5:10:59 PM PST by tomkat
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To: mikrofon

:’D


37 posted on 11/28/2013 5:12:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Archaeologists are a horny bunch and they do a lot of interpreting.


38 posted on 11/29/2013 4:52:35 AM PST by ThanhPhero (Khách sang La Vang hanh huong tham vieng Maria)
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