Tula

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Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Tula. Cortex along platform
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tula
Measurements
L32.3 x W41.4mm
Media/Materials description
Chert
History and use
Tulas are the stone component of the composite tool, the Tula Adze. Tulas are found largely within central Australia, and extend into the western part of Queensland. Tula adzes were used to shape wood and sometimes to deflesh bone and hide.This example was collected from a surface scatter in Cloncurry, Queensland, by John Mathew, a surveyor for a mining company.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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S918.3

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