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Early Australian implement variation : a reduction model

Hiscock, Peter; Attenbrow, Val


The composition of lithic assemblages is typically depicted in terms the relative abundance of different implement types. In this paper we hypothesize that the characteristics of early Australian assemblages said to distinguish those types are part of a morphological continuum, and that this continuum is largely explained as a reflection of different levels of reduction. We demonstrate the viability of this perspective at one of the classic sites at which early industries were defined, Capertee...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1006/jasc.2002.0830


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