Wooden flute; koauau. Charcoal evident inside flute and in two holes on top with surface crack in grain running between holes. Another hole on side at end. One end cut flush on outside of natural joint with opposite end having an irregular face with missing surface chips. A deeper but rounded cut in the same end may be remnant hole which has eroded out.
Locality: Found in cave Little Papanui
MeasurementsMaximum dimensions (H x W x D): 162 x 24 x 27mm
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