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- DescriptionBook & CD-ROM. This is a comprehensive investigation into the different ways in which archaeologists use flaked stone artefacts as a basis for reconstructing the distant human past. The authors t only describe the range of flaked stone artefact forms recovered from Australian archaeological sites, but also place Australian studies alongside the major international theories surrounding the description of stone artefacts. The book features: extensive analysis, clear and succinct definitions of technical terms and extensive use of illustrations; worked examples illustrating how collections of flakes, cores and rolls are analysed and interpreted; over 130 black-and-white labelled images of actual artefacts; an accompanying CD-ROM featuring over 450 colour images of artefacts; an up-to-date review of key theoretical approaches to flaked stone artefact analysis; an assessment of this historical development of Australian stone artefact studies; Australian perspective on the major international theoretical debates in the often controversial area of stone artefact studies.
- Author BiographySimon Holdaway is a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He studied Palaeolithic Archaeology at the university of Pennsylvania and has conducted fieldwork in the south of France, the rainforests of Tasmania and Australia's semi-arid core. Nicola Stern is a senior lecturer at La Trobe University in Australia. She studied Palaeolithic Archaeology at Harvard University and has undertaken fieldwork on the earliest archaeological traces in Kenya and Malawi as well as the more recent archaeological records of Tasmania and semi-arid Australia.
- Author(s)Nicola Stern,Simon Holdaway
- PublisherAboriginal Studies Press
- Date of Publication01/01/2004
- Place of PublicationCanberra
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintAboriginal Studies Press
- Content Noteb/w photos
- Weight1020 g
- Width240 mm
- Height175 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Illustrator(s)Simon Greenwood,Min Wei
- Contained items statementContains Paperback and CD-ROM
Most relevant reviews
- rick_so0005 Feb, 2014by
Well written and a comprehensive resource into Aboriginal stone tools.
Well written and a comprehensive resource into Aboriginal stone tools. After much searching finding relevant information is difficult to obtain on this subject. This book offered all there is to know to date on the subject of napping techniques, stones types and various historical and geographical references to assist with ID and the practical uses of such tools. If I had any suggestions it would be for more photos and a chapter on grinding stones / mullers that are prevalent in locations that such tools referenced are usually associated.
- allllyyy02 Dec, 2011by
A must for Australian archaeologists
One of the best books on the market for Australian stone tool identification. The descriptions and illustrations are excellent and very helpful. The cd is a plus. It is essential for any student or field archaeologist.