An archaeological approach to quarry studies: a technological investigation of the Ironbark Site Complex, Southern Curtis Coast, Australia

Reid, Jill (1998). An archaeological approach to quarry studies: a technological investigation of the Ironbark Site Complex, Southern Curtis Coast, Australia Honours Thesis, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland.

       
Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
THE20752_v1.pdf Full text application/pdf 5.26MB 0
THE20752_v2.pdf Full Text application/pdf 17.84MB 0
Author Reid, Jill
Thesis Title An archaeological approach to quarry studies: a technological investigation of the Ironbark Site Complex, Southern Curtis Coast, Australia
School, Centre or Institute School of Social Science
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1998-01-01
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Jay Hall
Total pages 2v
Language eng
Subjects 2101 Archaeology
Formatted abstract
 This thesis presents the results of an analysis of a sample of the lithic material excavated from the Ironbark Site Complex, located on the southern Curtis Coast, central Queensland. The aim of the study was to determine a possible site function for the complex. This was achieved through a  combination of technological and descriptive investigation techniques. I demonstrate that a level of standardisation of the reduction sequence is evident at the site in several technological and descriptive indices. Based on this evidence, a possible use of the site was established as the  manufacture of edge-ground axes. This evidence is then evaluated in terms of exchange and social significance and more generally in terms of archaeological approaches to quarries studies.
Keyword Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities

Document type: Thesis
Collection: UQ Theses (non-RHD) - UQ staff and students only
 
Citation counts: Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Tue, 05 Aug 2014, 00:00:53 EST by Asma Asrar Qureshi on behalf of Scholarly Communication and Digitisation Service