Knife

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
344
Item name
Knife 
Category
Chopping/Cutting
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > Barkly region > Rockhampton Downs
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from J. Ward 
Raw material
Chert, string, wool, ochre, cardboard
Dimensions
H: W: 45 mm L: 160 mm D: Circum:

Description

Knife flake. Trigonal. Gum adhesive grip with red ochre on handle end. Cardboard sheath, tied with vari-coloured European knitting wool. Tip broken [Archaeological Collection Catalogue Card].

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'In the Red; on the vibrancy of things' June 2012 - January 2013.

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.

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