Australian Museum Journal Some unusal cylindro-conical stones from New South Wales and Java

Shortform:
McCarthy, 1944, Rec. Aust. Mus. 21(5): 257–260
Author(s):
McCarthy, Frederick D.
Year published:
1944
Title:
Some unusal cylindro-conical stones from New South Wales and Java
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
21
Issue:
5
Start page:
257
End page:
260
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.21.1944.539
Language:
English
Plates:
plate xv
Date published:
22 June 1944
Cover date:
22 June 1944
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ANTHROPOLOGY; ABORIGINES: AUSTRALIAN; INDONESIA
Digitized:
03 September 2009
Reference number:
539
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (135kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (987kb PDF)

Abstract

The specimens described in this paper are in the collection of the Australian Museum. 1. E.50489. Found on a claypan twelve miles from Bancannia Lake, and eighty-five miles north of Broken Hill, New South Wales (Plate xv, figs. 5a-b).—A straight conical stone, flattened oval in section. It is completely polished, except for a band 1 cm. wide round the base and the concave butt which form a hammer-dressed area. No flakes have been struck off the base round the butt. The distal end is a sharp-edged blade 2.75 cm. long formed by two ground facets 0.5 cm. wide; a large spall 6 cm. long is missing from one side of this end. The material is a gneissic rock. It bears simple but unusual incised markings.