Primitive Weapons Exhibit

Over forty examples of hunting implements are displayed from Papua New Guinea, Southeast Asia, numerous tribes located in areas of South America, and Africa. The wall display presents a variety of blow guns, bows and arrows and spears.

Everything in the exhibit is identified as hunting equipment. These indigenous people hunt birds, alligators, pigs, etc.  They may use a blow gun to stun the animal (if it’s large) and finish the kill with the spear.  African spears in this exhibit have metal tips.  The Vietnam cross bow and blow guns from Ecuador, Brazil, Columbia and Peru are similar in design, but distinctive in decoration.

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