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Title: The Tula Adze: Manufacture and Purpose
Contributor(s): Moore, Mark (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2004
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Abstract: Toolmakers in Queensland Australia used ingenious knapping techniques to produce an implement with a large bulb of percussion and a gouge-shaped cutting edge: the "gull-wing tula adze". The author concludes that the tool results from a unique compromise between an inefficient knapping technique and a peculiar - but in this case desirable -phenomenon of fracture mechanics.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Antiquity, 78(299), p. 61-73
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication: Kings Manor, United Kingdom
ISSN: 0003-598X
Field of Research (FOR): 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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