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A Record in Stone
A Record in Stone

A Record in Stone

The Study of Australia's Flaked Stone Artefacts


400 Pages, 7.25 x 9.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $44.95 (US $44.95) (CA $49.95)

Publication Date: January 2004

ISBN 9780855754600

Rights: US & CA

Aboriginal Studies Press (Jan 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.


"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

Author Biography

Simon Holdaway is a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Nicola Stern is a senior lecturer at La Trobe University in Australia.