STONE TOOLS AND ARTEFACTS - 2

 

 

Using an upper grinding stone to smooth a boomerang.
Lake Eyre district, 1920s.

Photograph from Savage Life in Central Australia,
Second Edition 2009.

Aboriginal tools

 

Aboriginal tools

 

Aboriginal men sharpening stone axes on flat rock.

Photograph: ABC TV Collection, courtesy of the Northern Territory Library.

 

 

Using a hammer stone to break off flakes from a core. These flakes are then fashioned into knives and scrapers.

Photograph taken in the 1920s, from Savage Life in Central Australia, Second Edition 2009.

Aboriginal tools

 

Aboriginal tools

 

Stone knives with resin handles.

Photographfrom Savage Life in Central Australia, Second Edition 2009.

 

A sharp-edged quartzite knife from Cape York Peninsula, northern Queensland.

Photograph taken in the 1920s, from Savage Life in Central Australia,
Second Edition 2009.

Aboriginal tools

 

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Aboriginal Culture Topics...


INTRODUCTION


REGIONAL
VARIATIONS


RELIGION

 


SOCIAL
ORGANISATION

Art


Bags, Baskets, and Containers


Body Adornment

Bush Foods

Ceremonial Life


Fishing
Methods


Fire
Making

Housing
and Shelters

Stone
Tools


Tree
Climbing


Wooden Tools
and Weapons

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