Australian Museum Journal Waisted blades in Australia?

Shortform:
Lampert, 1983, Rec. Aust. Mus. 35(4): 145–151
Author(s):
Lampert, Ronald J.
Year published:
1983
Title:
Waisted blades in Australia?
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
35
Issue:
4
Start page:
145
End page:
151
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.35.1983.314
Language:
English
Date published:
11 November 1983
Cover date:
11 November 1983
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ANTHROPOLOGY; ABORIGINES: AUSTRALIAN; ARCHAEOLOGY
Digitized:
30 January 2009
Available online:
09 March 2009
Reference number:
314
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Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (1075kb PDF)

Abstract

Waisted tools from two localities in Australia are compared with the better known, flaked waisted blades from New Guinea. In size, shape and type of edge modification, the two Australian samples differ both from each other and from New Guinea specimens. While waisting itself is seen as appearing in Australia through independent invention rather than as a shared concept, other aspects of the technology, which were universal, are seen as preconditions for waisting. These increased the probability of waisting's being invented in the region more than once.

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