It is indeed an astonishing site to witness the presence of human bone daggers. Today it is no longer a whammy situation if someone comes and informs you about the flooding of the New Guinea market with the human bone daggers.
The creativity exhibits the visualization altitude of the New Guinea people. The allure of the human bone daggers enhances their grace and the sophisticated look.
Researchers in a recent study concluded that the human bone daggers are sharper and swift than the ordinary knives. Thus, they are preferable to the New Guinea warriors.
Earlier the daggers were made from the thighbone of the cassowaries, dinosaur-like birds. Today, the human bone daggers entirely mask the ancient daggers.
The human bone daggers are much stronger than their ancient counterparts are. Nathaniel Dominy conveys, “It looks like both bone types are equally suited for making daggers. The difference is that when the men are shaping human daggers, they are retaining a lot to the curvatures, which gives it superior natural strength.” Dominy is an Anthropology Professor at the Dartmouth College in the New Hampshire.
The human bone daggers were about 30 centimeters longer than the ancient daggers. Dominy discovered the daggers at the Hood Art Museum in the Dartmouth College. Research further unveiled that the warriors to finish off their rivals used the human bone daggers. With the aid of the human bone daggers, the warriors used to stab their opponents in their neck. In addition to the flesh tear and extraction of the blood out of their rival’s body, the human bone daggers were also utilized for the mutilation and the cannibalism.
The human bone daggers were used back in the nineteenth century. Dominy publicized, “Human bone daggers have to be sourced from an essential person. You cannot just take the bone of an ordinary person. It has to be your father or someone who was respected in the community.”