Blade

Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Chert blade. Flake scars on dorsal surface, percussion bulb on ventral surface. Usewear/retouch along lateral margins.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander blade
Measurements
L40.9 x W19.8mm
Media/Materials description
chert
History and use
Blades are most easily identified as having been produced from flakes, and having (mostly) straight parallel lateral margins that are at least twice as long as the edges of the truncated proximal and distal margins. There are many types of blades, some of which were widely traded. 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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S930.10

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