Abstract

Waisted tools from two localities in Australia are compared with the better known, flaked waisted blades from New Guinea. In size, shape and type of edge modification, the two Australian samples differ both from each other and from New Guinea specimens. While waisting itself is seen as appearing in Australia through independent invention rather than as a shared concept, other aspects of the technology, which were universal, are seen as preconditions for waisting. These increased the probability of waisting's being invented in the region more than once.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Lampert, 1983, Rec. Aust. Mus. 35(4): 145–151
Author
Ronald J. Lampert
Year
1983
Title
Waisted blades in Australia?
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
35
Issue
4
Start Page
145
End Page
151
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.35.1983.314
Language
English
Date Published
11 November 1983
Cover Date
11 November 1983
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ANTHROPOLOGY; ABORIGINES: AUSTRALIAN; ARCHAEOLOGY
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30 January 2009
Available Online
09 March 2009
Reference Number
314
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