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Australian point and core reduction viewed through refitting

Hiscock, Peter


Refitting of knapping floors in northern Australia is used to analyse the production technology employed during the mid- to late-Holocene. Examination of refits at quarries is the basis of a study not only of the general sequence of reduction but also the solutions that knappers apply to solve problems they encounter. A series of refitted knapping floors at increasing distances from quarries reveal the progressive modification of bifacial points and cores as material is transported through the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Book chapter


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