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On some diminutive types of Tasmanian stone implements

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Legge, Robert W (1928) On some diminutive types of Tasmanian stone implements. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 87-92. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

It is the object of this paper to attempt to give a detailed
description of some of the smaller forms of stone implements
made by the extinct Tasmanians, which, on account
of their comparative scarcity and diminutive size, have
hitherto not figured prominently in discussions relative to
Tasmanian Stone Culture, of which they constitute a very
important feature.
Many of these tiny examples of Aboriginal stone-craft
exhibit a high degree of skill in their manufacture, with
their delicately chipped edges and cleverly fabricated points,
and as an undoubted analogy exists between them and some
Mainland forms, they deserve full consideration from students
of Ethnology and Archreology, especially in their relation
to Tasmania.
For purposes of description here, these miniature implements
may be divided into three main types, which will be
called, respectively, Planes, Gravers & Borers, and Scrapers,
all of which have their distinct prototypes.In the ordinary
more or less well-defined forms which occur in and around
all the chief native camping grounds on the East Coast and
Midlands.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 87-92
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 05:33
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:30
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