Core

Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Quartz core. Flake scars on surfaces.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander core
Measurements
122mm
Media/Materials description
Quartz
History and use
Cores are the raw material from which flakes are struck to make into tools. Cores vary in size and mineral content, and can themselves be shaped into tools known as 'core tools' or 'nuclear tools'. These are often heavy chopping type implements. 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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Registration number
S929.11

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