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Backed into a corner

Hiscock, Peter; Attenbrow, Val

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Descriptive terms for those specimens which archaeologists described as backed seem remarkably varied. Historically recognised backed forms have been labelled using terms such as ‘Geometric microlith’ for symetrical specimens and ‘Bondi point’ for asymetrical specimens. In classificatory systems used during the middle of the twentieth century, such as that proposed by McCarthy, Brammell and Noone (1946), these forms were often regarded as separate: the former being classed as a sub-class of the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorHiscock, Peter
dc.contributor.authorAttenbrow, Val
dc.date.accessioned2003-09-30
dc.date.accessioned2004-09-28T03:59:08Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:42:19Z
dc.date.available2004-09-28T03:59:08Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:42:19Z
dc.date.created1996
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/41924
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/41924
dc.description.abstractDescriptive terms for those specimens which archaeologists described as backed seem remarkably varied. Historically recognised backed forms have been labelled using terms such as ‘Geometric microlith’ for symetrical specimens and ‘Bondi point’ for asymetrical specimens. In classificatory systems used during the middle of the twentieth century, such as that proposed by McCarthy, Brammell and Noone (1946), these forms were often regarded as separate: the former being classed as a sub-class of the ‘pigmy’ implements called microliths, while the later being regarded as a member of the point class. In the latter part of the century it has been more common to place these various backed forms together, thereby creating a need for terminology to refer to the class of backed artefacts as a whole.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectgeometric microlith
dc.subjectBondi point
dc.subjectpigmy implements
dc.subjectbacked artefacts
dc.subjectbacked forms
dc.subjectbacked blades
dc.titleBacked into a corner
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.refereedyes
local.identifier.citationpages64-65
local.identifier.citationpublicationAustralian Archaeology
local.identifier.citationvolume42
local.identifier.citationyear1996
local.identifier.eprintid2047
local.rights.ispublishedyes
dc.date.issued1996
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