Image: Bondi points stone tools

Bondi points stone tools

Bondi points are a type of backed artefact named after Bondi Beach in Sydney where they were first identified.

Backed artefacts are stone implements that have had small flakes removed along one side to create a distinct, steep, blunt edge. The side is thought to have been blunted so that the implement could be gripped in the hand, attached to a spear shaft or to a gum handle.

Bondi points are thought to have been used as spear points, cutting implements and for piercing materials such as animal skins.
 

Photographer:
Australian Museum
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Last Updated: