Image: Quartz artefact tool

Quartz artefact tool

This milky quartz artefact was made by Aboriginal Australians. It was produced during the manufacture of stone implements. It was produced by a technique known as bipolar flaking. In bipolar technique, the stone from which flakes are struck rests on another rock. The stone is struck in such a manner that both ends of the flakes and the remaining core are usually crushed and splintered.

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Australian Museum
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