A Mexican obsidian core

A Mexican obsidian core

Code: 1457

Description: An obsidian core from which long thin blades have been struck.

Size: 48 mm/1.9 ins. in length

Culture: Mexican

Date: c. 1st Millennium B.C. to 1st Millennium A.D.

Notes: The blades struck from such cores would have been inserted into wooden tools to make very effective implements or weapons, such as sickles, knives and swords.