• Note the handle-like top.
  • Consider one of the most basic of human necessities.
  • It's not African.
  • Kind of scary-looking, huh?

What in the World are These?

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Can you guess what in the world these are? Who made it and where? What purpose did it serve?

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  1. rosathorns 62 months ago | reply

    I guess they aren't clothespins because that is not really a basic human necessity. People can spread drying clothes on bushes or rocks. Um, forks?

  2. Penn Museum 62 months ago | reply

    Rosathorns, you are on the right track!

  3. MTBradley 62 months ago | reply

    The most basic of human necessity is breathing but something tells me that is not what was meant.

  4. Penn Museum 62 months ago | reply

    MTBradley, you are correct on both accounts.

  5. wiskart 62 months ago | reply

    are they for turning earth to plant bulbs and food plants?

  6. alapah 62 months ago | reply

    Melanesian? comb?

  7. Penn Museum 62 months ago | reply

    I cula ni bokola (cannibal forks), wood, Fiji Islands, 18199A, L-120-205, 18199A collected 1874-1875 by C. D. Voy, L-120-205 collected on Vanua Levu.

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