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Painted shark vertebrae beads from the Djawumbu-Madjawarrnja complex, western Arnhem Land

Wright, Duncan; Langley, Michelle; May, Sally; Johnston, Iain; Allen, Lindy


In Europe and Africa, fine grained use wear and residue analyses of various organic bead technologies have provided remarkable information about specialist artisans and their affiliate communities. Ethnographic research suggests that personal ornaments represent one of the best ways to explore past human interactions and ethno-linguistic diversity. The study of material culture featured in rock art is now well established in Australia, but few detailed analyses have concentrated on personal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Archaeology
DOI: 10.1080/03122417.2016.1164356


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