A Record in Stone: The Study of Australia's Flaked Stone Artefacts

A Record in Stone: The Study of Australia's Flaked Stone Artefacts


By (author) Simon Holdaway, By (author) Nicola Stern, Illustrated by Simon Greenwood, Illustrated by Min Wei

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  • Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
  • Format: Paperback | 376 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 238mm x 24mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Canberra
  • ISBN 10: 0855754605
  • ISBN 13: 9780855754600
  • Illustrations note: b/w photos
  • Sales rank: 96,068

Product description

Provides a comprehensive investigation into the different ways in which archaeologists use flaked stone artefacts as a basis for reconstructing the distant human past. This book describes the range of flaked stone artefact forms recovered from Australian archaeological sites.

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Author information

Simon Holdaway is a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Nicola Stern is a senior lecturer at La Trobe University in Australia.

Review quote

"A beautifully crafted account of the nature of Australian stone artifacts set in their intellectual and ethnographical perspective. Clear, concise illustrations, coupled with elegant summaries, make this book a must for professional archaeologists, students and enthusiastic amateurs alike." --Carmel Schrire Rutgers, professor, State University of New Jersey