Abstract

The Australian Museum possesses a series of one-hundred and eight axes of a type that may be considered transitional between the trimmed uniface pebble implements and edge-ground axes. The characteristics of the type are simple: it is made from a pebble, half of a split-pebble, or a slice from a pebble, trimmed partly or wholly on one surface only, with a blade ground on one or both facets. Attention has been drawn to occasional specimens but the series has not been described, nor has attention been drawn to its affinities. In the following analytical description, the series is divided into two groups, coroid and split-pebble.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
McCarthy, 1944, Rec. Aust. Mus. 21(5): 261–263
Author
Frederick D. McCarthy
Year
1944
Title
The Windang, or edge-ground uniface pebble axe in eastern Australia
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
21
Issue
5
Start Page
261
End Page
263
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.21.1944.540
Language
English
Plates
plate xvi–xvii
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
Digitized
03 September 2009
Reference Number
540
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