Abstract

The specimens described in this paper are in the collection of the Australian Museum. 1. E.50489. Found on a claypan twelve miles from Bancannia Lake, and eighty-five miles north of Broken Hill, New South Wales (Plate xv, figs. 5a-b).—A straight conical stone, flattened oval in section. It is completely polished, except for a band 1 cm. wide round the base and the concave butt which form a hammer-dressed area. No flakes have been struck off the base round the butt. The distal end is a sharp-edged blade 2.75 cm. long formed by two ground facets 0.5 cm. wide; a large spall 6 cm. long is missing from one side of this end. The material is a gneissic rock. It bears simple but unusual incised markings.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
McCarthy, 1944, Rec. Aust. Mus. 21(5): 257–260
Author
Frederick D. McCarthy
Year
1944
Title
Some unusal cylindro-conical stones from New South Wales and Java
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
21
Issue
5
Start Page
257
End Page
260
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.21.1944.539
Language
English
Plates
plate xv
Date Published
22 June 1944
Cover Date
22 June 1944
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ANTHROPOLOGY; ABORIGINES: AUSTRALIAN; INDONESIA
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03 September 2009
Reference Number
539
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