Australian Museum Journal An analysis of the knapped implements from eight Elouera industry stations on the South Coast of New South Wales

Shortform:
McCarthy, 1943, Rec. Aust. Mus. 21(3): 127–153
Author(s):
McCarthy, Frederick D.
Year published:
1943
Title:
An analysis of the knapped implements from eight Elouera industry stations on the South Coast of New South Wales
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
21
Issue:
3
Start page:
127
End page:
153
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.21.1943.528
Language:
English
Date published:
28 June 1943
Cover date:
28 June 1943
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
29 June 2009
Reference number:
528
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EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (109kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (3863kb PDF)

Abstract

This study consists of an analysis of 5,716 knapped stone implements in the Australian Museum collection from the eight most important kitchen-middens along the south coast of New South Wales (Fig. 1), from Bondi to Merimbula, a distance of approximately two hundred miles. It is the second of a series of similar investigations on sites in this State from which reasonably complete collections are available. It is considered that any deficiencies in the collection from anyone of the sites are covered by material from the remainder; thus, for example, .cores and blocks are well represented from Port Kembla, elouera from Bellambi, and bondi points from a number of sites. That the collection is fully representative is indicated by the fact that it was gathered by a large number of collectors, the principal contributors including the Rev. A. J. Barrett, Miss Elsie Bramell, Messrs. C. Greenwell, F. D. McCarthy, O. B. Pryor and J. S. Rolfe, and the late R. Etheridge, Jr., A. E. Ivatt, W. W. Thorpe, and T. Whitelegge, from 1900 to date. Analyses have been made by McCarthy (1941a) of a uniface pebble industry at Yamba and Crescent Head, Tindale and Noone (1941) of a flint hoard from Eucla, Western Australia, and N. A. and H. V. V. Noone (1940) of quartz implements from Ceylon. In this study the nomenclature used is descriptive, as far as possible, although native names are accepted in some cases, because they are non-committal and form a convenient terminology. ... [etc.]