A record in stone : the study of Australia's flaked stone artefacts / Simon Holdaway and Nicola Stern.
Contributor(s): Stern, Nicola [author.] | Museum Victoria [associated name.] | Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies [associated name.]Publisher: Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, 2004Copyright date: �2004Description: xxiii, 376 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm +Content type: still image | text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780855754600 (paperback)Other title: Study of Australia's flaked stone artefactsSubject(s): Archaeology | Technology - Stone | Technology - Stone - Cores | Technology - Stone - Flakes | Aborigines | Antiquities | Stone implements | Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities | Aboriginal Australians -- Implements | Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities | Aboriginal Australians -- Implements | Stone implements -- Australia | Aborigines | Australia -- Antiquities | AustraliaDDC classification: 305.89915 | 994.01 LOC classification: GN434 | .H64 2004
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Studying stone artefacts: materials, production process and basic definitions -- Frameworks for studying stone artefacts -- Attributes used in describing flakes -- Attributes used in describing tools -- Attributes used in describing cores -- Artefact types -- From artefacts to an understanding of the past.
An ambitious investigation into the different ways in which archaeologists use flaked stone artefacts as a basis for reconstructing the distant human past. Not only describes the range of flaked stone artefacts recovered from Australian sites but also situates Australian studies in terms of international currents.
Museum Victoria and AIATSIS 2004.