A progress report on research into stone artefacts of the southern Arcadia Valley, central Queensland

Cochrane, Grant W. G., Habgood, Phillip J., Doelman, Trudy, Herries, Andy I. R. and Webb, John A. (2012) A progress report on research into stone artefacts of the southern Arcadia Valley, central Queensland. Australian Archaeology, 75: 104-109.

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Author Cochrane, Grant W. G.
Habgood, Phillip J.
Doelman, Trudy
Herries, Andy I. R.
Webb, John A.
Title A progress report on research into stone artefacts of the southern Arcadia Valley, central Queensland
Journal name Australian Archaeology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0312-2417
Publication date 2012-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
Issue 75
Start page 104
End page 109
Total pages 6
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher Australian Archaeological Association
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract We report on progress made to date on a collaborative project which aims to shed light on various aspects of lithic technology in the southern Arcadia Valley, central Queensland. Analysis of >4000 stone artefacts indicates that silcrete was an important lithic resource locally. Initial results from portable x-ray fluorescence analysis of a sample of artefacts suggests that this technique may be capable of characterising geochemical signatures for different silcrete sources. Gloss analysis suggests that 20–45% of the silcrete artefacts were heated prior to manufacture. Further use of this method, in combination with archaeomagnetism, is expected to provide more precise information about this practice.
Keyword Magnetic mineralogy
Heat-treatment
Australia
Fire
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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