A pointing bone. The method of using is described thus: the bone is held horizontally in the left hand, dorsum downward, the fingers folded over it firmly. The right hand is placed, fingers closed and downward, at the proximal end of the bone. This hand is then moved at first slowly along the bone, then increasingly in speed, while the fingers of it are kept closed. At the end of the bone, or a little beyond it, the fingers of this hand become firmly clasped. The motion still continues, and the hand become sharply thrown out at arm's length, with the fingers quickly extended. In all bone-pointing this is the practice.



  • Smith, W. Ramsey. (1932). Myths and legends of the Australian Aboriginals. New York: Farrar & Rinehart Publishers, pp. 187.