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Kimberley points and colonial preference: new insights into the chronology of pressure flaked point forms from the southeast Kimberley, Western Australia

Harrison, Rodney


Based on recent archaeological research in the southeast Kimberley this paper argues that while bifacially pressure flaked points are clearly present in the archaeological record from c.1400-1000calBP, Kimberley point manufacture reached its zenith only after AD 1885, when there was both an intensification in the numbers of points produced, and increasing formalisation of point design. Changes in the numbers and formalisation of the shape of points produced after AD1885 are linked both to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Archaeology in Oceania


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