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Technology and Technological Change in Eastern Australia, the Example of Capertree 3

Hiscock, Peter; Attenbrow, Val


A detailed quantitative analysis of flake retouching at Capertee 3, a site excavated in the Blue Mountains immediately west of Sydney, reveals the magnitude and direction of technological change in eastern Australia. Our analyses contain four revelations: i) there are a small number of artefactual classes, ii) morphological variation in retouched flakes is related to the amount of reduction, iii) parallel technological change occurs in different retouching systems, and iv) technological change...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Keeping your Edge: Recent Approaches to the Organisation of Stone Artefact Technology


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