Point

Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Point, lenticular in shape
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander point - unifacial
Measurements
L55.5 x W24.9mm
Media/Materials description
Possibly silcrete?
History and use
Points served many functions. Applied to spears they were used as weapons, but when held in the hand and not hafted they could be used as drills, piercers and engraving tools. It can be difficult to ascertain the specific use of a point without detailed analysis with a microscope or residue analysis testing. Sometimes resin stains can be seen on the proximal end of the point, thus inferring hafting of some sort. 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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S919.2

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