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Palaeolithic reflections : lithic technology and ethnographic excavation among Australian Aborigines / Brian Hayden.

Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies ; 1979.
ISBN 0855750758, 0391009451, 9780391009455, 9780855750756

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
Gelman stacks
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Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Implements.
Australiens (Aborigènes) -- Instruments.
Fouilles (Archéologie) -- Australie.
Outils de pierre.
Outils préhistoriques.
Stone implements -- Australia.
Stone implements.
Series AIAS new series ; no. 5.
Description viii, 181 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Copyright Date 1979.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-177) and index.
Summary "This volume presents the first systematic and detailed study of Australian stone tools as they were used and manufactured in recent times in the Western Desert ... This book documents, with many illustrations and photographs, methods of manufacture and use and the range of detailed morphology of specific tool types, including the first published illustrations of hand held scrapers and sawing implements ... In the final section of the volume, two Pintupi men return to campsites that they had occupied as young men, relocate the sites at which they had stayed and where they had used only stone tools, and help the author excavate the central portions of those sites. They describe the activities which took place at the sites and the author attempts to match their description of activities with a prehistorian's interpretation of what the stone and bone debris at the site represents. Finally, from both excavation and technical project data, estimates of rates of accumulation and radii of debris scatter are formulated for use by prehistorians."--Back cover.
Contents Acknowledgements -- part 1. Introduction. Introduction -- The settlements -- Overview and orientation -- Techniques and terms -- part 2. Technological projects. Cundeelee -- Papunya -- Edge angles, use-wear and resharpening -- part 3. Excavation reports. Introduction and methodology -- Ngarulurutja -- Walukaritji -- Discussion and conclusions -- Appendixes. Appendix I: economically useful plant species in the Western Desert -- Appendix II: ground plan of shelters and debris at Cundeelee -- Appendix III: glossary -- References -- Index.
Geographic Area Australia
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6046092
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Hayden, Brian.
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