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Flaked Glass Tools from the Andaman Islands and Australia

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Title: Flaked Glass Tools from the Andaman Islands and Australia
Authors: Cooper, Zarine
Bowdler, Sandra
Keywords: hunter-gatherer technology
flaked glass
Andaman Islands
LC Subject Headings: Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.
Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals.
East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)
Citation: Cooper, Z., and S. Bowdler. 1998. Flaked Glass Tools from the Andaman Islands and Australia. Asian Perspectives 37 (1): 74-83.
Series/Report no.: Volume 37
Number 1
Abstract: Flaked glass artifacts from archaeological contexts in the Andaman Islands and several widely separated regions of Australia are described. The general problems in the identification of these kinds of artifacts are reviewed. They are considered also in the light of nineteenth century ethnohistoric records from both areas describing their use and manufacture. Similarities in their mode of manufacture are attributed to the deployment of the fundamental processes involved in flaking (knapping) behavior when similar new materials are available. KEYWORDS: hunter-gatherer technology, flaked glass, knapping, Andaman Islands, Australia.
ISSN: 1535-8283 (E-ISSN)
0066-8435 (Print)
Appears in Collections:Asian Perspectives, 1998 - Volume 37, Number 1 (Spring)

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