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Chert tula. Very small platform. 'Nibbling' along margin/edge, with some signs of usewear/retouch. Flake scars on dorsal side, bulb of percussion on ventral side of object
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tula
L28.5 x W42.9mm
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History and use
Tulas are the stone blade 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. Some tulas also served a ceremonial function. This example was collected from a surface scatter at Mt. Isa, Queensland, by John Mathew, a surveyor for a mining company.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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