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Title: Australian Aboriginal biface reduction techniques on the Georgina River, Camooweal, Queensland
Contributor(s): Moore, Mark (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2003
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Abstract: A technological analysis was recently completed on a collection of stone artefacts recovered during bridge construction at Camooweal, northwest Queensland. The results indicate that various bifacial reduction techniques were an integral part of the Aboriginal stone-working repertoire. A sophisticated knowledge of biface flaking and a multi-staged approach to manufacture is suggested by large hand axe-like bifaces and small bifacial points. The reduction techniques used in manufacturing these bifaces were also used on other elements in the stone toolkit.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Archaeology, v.56, p. 22-34
Publisher: Australian Archaeological Association Inc
Place of Publication: Adelaide, Australia
ISSN: 0312-2417
Field of Research (FOR): 210104 Archaeology of Australia (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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