Point - Unifacial

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Australia
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Queensland
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Description
Point - Unifacial
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander point - unifacial
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Measurements
L33 mm x W21 mm x H7 mm
Media/Materials description
Chert
History and use
Points are retouched flakes with edges that converge to a point. Aboriginal people used points for stabbing, piercing and engraving. These pointed artefacts were either retouched on one surface of the flake, or on both the front and back. Points retouched on one surface are referred to as unifacial points. Those with retouch on both surfaces are known as bifacial points. Unifacial points are found throughout the southern central Australia area, and bifacial points are located in the northern and north-western areas of Australia.
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QE26709

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