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Backed points in the Kimberley: Revisiting the north-south division for backed artefact production in Australia

Maloney, Tim; O'Connor, Susan


Dortch (1977:117) first identified the �Kimberley backed point� from the east Kimberley as an asymmetrical point form with steep-angled backing retouch along one dorsal margin. O�Connor (1999) subsequently recorded backed points as a component of the mid- to late Holocene assemblages in sites from the coastal west Kimberley. However, the distribution and morphology of backed point technology, and the relationship of backed points to other forms of point technology, has not been assessed for the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Archaeology
DOI: .1080/03122417.2014.11682031
Access Rights: Open Access


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