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A Record in Stone : The Study of Australia's Flaked Stone Artefacts - Simon Holdaway

A Record in Stone

The Study of Australia's Flaked Stone Artefacts

By: Simon Holdaway, Nicola Stern, Simon Greenwood (Illustrator), Min Wei (Illustrator)

Paperback | 1 January 2004

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A comprehensive investigation into the different ways that archaeologists use flaked stone artifacts as a basis for reconstructing the distant human past, this account not only describes the range of flaked stone artifact forms recovered from Australian archaeological sites but also places Australian studies alongside the major international theories surrounding the description of stone artifacts.

About the Author

Simon Holdaway is a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He studied Palaeolithic Archaeology at the university of Pennsylvania and has conducted fieldwork in the south of France, the rainforests of Tasmania and Australia's semi-arid core.

Nicola Stern is a senior lecturer at La Trobe University in Australia. She studied Palaeolithic Archaeology at Harvard University and has undertaken fieldwork on the earliest archaeological traces in Kenya and Malawi as well as the more recent archaeological records of Tasmania and semi-arid Australia.
Industry Reviews
"A beautifully crafted account of the nature of Australian stone artifacts set in their intellectual and ethnographical perspective. Clear, concise illustrations, coupled with elegant summaries, make this book a must for professional archaeologists, students and enthusiastic amateurs alike." --Carmel Schrire Rutgers, professor, State University of New Jersey

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