USE beyond manufacture: non-flint stone artifacts from fowlers gap, Australia

Holdaway, Simon and Douglass, Matthew (2015) USE beyond manufacture: non-flint stone artifacts from fowlers gap, Australia. Lithic Technology, 40 2: 94-111. doi:10.1179/2051618515Y.0000000003


Author Holdaway, Simon
Douglass, Matthew
Title USE beyond manufacture: non-flint stone artifacts from fowlers gap, Australia
Journal name Lithic Technology
ISSN 2051-6185
0197-7261
Publication date 2015-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1179/2051618515Y.0000000003
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 40
Issue 2
Start page 94
End page 111
Total pages 5168
Place of publication Walnut Creek, CA, United States
Publisher Left Coast Press
Language eng
Abstract Stone artifacts from Fowlers Gap western New South Wales, Australia, were manufactured from silcrete, quartz, and quartzite. Conchoidal flaking was used to manufacture artifacts from all three materials. However, it is the use of these artifacts rather than simply their manufacture that explains the composition of the archaeological assemblages. Artifacts made from the three materials were used in a range of ways, for a range of purposes. The loss of flakes through selection and transport together with the presence of expended tools suggests mobility rather than prolonged occupation, an inference made possible by considering what was abandoned rather than what was intended through manufacture.
Keyword Cortex
Quartz
Utility
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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