Axe

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
9
Item name
Axe 
Category
Chopping/Cutting
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > South east Queensland > Toorbul Point
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1948 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from Mr Colin Clark 
Raw material
basalt
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Edge ground basalt. Flecked both margins (found in tree with human bones) [Archaeological Collection Catalogue Card].

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'written on the body' curated by Judy Watson and Diana Young, March - August 2014.

Note on artefact states: 'Toorbul Pt. found with bones in dead tree.'

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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