Axe

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Registration number
1190
Item name
Axe 
Category
Chopping/Cutting
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Murray Darling basin region > Nangram Lagoon, Condamine
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1948 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from J. M. Clift 
Dimensions
H: 51 mm W: 80 mm L: 93 mm D: Circum:

Description

Pebble axe. Bifacially trimmed. Cortext (convex) on outer surface. Percussion bulb trimmed. [Archaeological Collection Catalogue Card].

Research notes

The Foundation Donation comprises the items from L. P. Winterbotham's personal collection, which were donated to the University of Queensland in 1948 and form the basis of the Anthropology Museum.

Has appearance of being used as a Muller (as secondary employment) but microscopy exam reveals no striations and furthermore small crystalline excrescences which would have been removed by abrasion if the implement had been employed as a Muller. [JH 1/03/17].

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