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A reassessment of technological change models for the Australian high country

Theden-Ringl, Fenja


Lithic assemblages from five Aboriginal rock shelters in the Namadgi Ranges – including the first with cultural material dating to the early to mid‐Holocene – provide new perspectives on our understanding of Holocene lithic technology for this region of the south‐east Australian high country. They reveal a steady continuation of quartz predominance and bipolar knapping technique through time. Formal tools are rare, as is other evidence of retouch, but quantitative analyses reveal that raw...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Archaeology in Oceania
DOI: 10.1002/arco.5105


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