Image: Tektites: 'man'

Tektites: 'man'

Tektite 'man' (made-up from 5 tektites) (overall size 9.5 cm x 6 cm). Chaiyaphum, 350 km north-east of Bangkok, Thailand.

S Humphreys
© Australian Museum


Tektites have been found only in certain parts of the world, spread over large areas called strewn fields, mainly in low latitudes. The three major areas are south-east Asia (especially Thailand and the Philippines), Australasia; Caribbean-North America; and Ivory Coast, West Africa.

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