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Old 30th April 2013, 04:42 AM   #2
VANDOO
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I DON'T THINK ANY OF THESE SPEARS ARE PYGMYE SPEARS. THE SECOND ONE IS A MANGBETU TRIBE SPEAR FROM ZAIRE CENTRAL CONGO. THE OTHERS DON'T LOOK LIKE THE FORMS USED BY PYGMYS. THE SPEARS THEY USE TYPCALLY HAVE DISPROPORTINATELY LARGE SPEAR HEADS WITH WIDE BLADES. IT MAY LOOK THAT WAY BECAUSE OF THE SHORT SHAFTS AND THE SIZE OF THE MAN. UNFORTUNATELY I HAVE NO PICTURES OF PYGMYS WITH SPEARS BUT HERE ARE 3 FROM THE MOVIE AFRICA SPEAKS. THE CHIEF IS BEING CARRIED.
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE THESE DAYS SO WHO KNOWS WHAT THE PYGMYS HAVE TODAY OR EVEN IF THEY ARE STILL TRIBAL.
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