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Direct dating of resin hafted point technology in Australia

Maloney, Tim; Wood, Rachel; O'Connor, Susan; Whitau, Rose


The rare recovery of hafting technology from archaeological deposits around the world prevents a clear picture of Palaeolithic hafting arrangements. Without the recovery of hafted stone tools, our understanding of this technology is limited to extrapolation from artefact morphology and ethnographic analogy, and such is the case in Australia. Here we present a direct date of 3160–2954 cal. BP, obtained from resin on a stone point recovered from Carpenters Gap 1 rockshelter in northern...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Archaeology
Access Rights: Open Access


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