Australian Museum Journal The Windang, or edge-ground uniface pebble axe in eastern Australia

Shortform:
McCarthy, 1944, Rec. Aust. Mus. 21(5): 261–263
Author(s):
McCarthy, Frederick D.
Year published:
1944
Title:
The Windang, or edge-ground uniface pebble axe in eastern Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
21
Issue:
5
Start page:
261
End page:
263
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.21.1944.540
Language:
English
Plates:
plate xvi–xvii
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
Digitized:
03 September 2009
Reference number:
540
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (137kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (993kb PDF)

Abstract

The Australian Museum possesses a series of one-hundred and eight axes of a type that may be considered transitional between the trimmed uniface pebble implements and edge-ground axes. The characteristics of the type are simple: it is made from a pebble, half of a split-pebble, or a slice from a pebble, trimmed partly or wholly on one surface only, with a blade ground on one or both facets. Attention has been drawn to occasional specimens but the series has not been described, nor has attention been drawn to its affinities. In the following analytical description, the series is divided into two groups, coroid and split-pebble.

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