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Flaked Glass Tools from the Andaman Islands and Australia

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dc.contributor.author Cooper, Zarine
dc.contributor.author Bowdler, Sandra
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T19:47:22Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T19:47:22Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.citation Cooper, Z., and S. Bowdler. 1998. Flaked Glass Tools from the Andaman Islands and Australia. Asian Perspectives 37 (1): 74-83.
dc.identifier.issn 1535-8283 (E-ISSN)
dc.identifier.issn 0066-8435 (Print)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/17104
dc.description.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.
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 37
dc.relation.ispartofseries Number 1
dc.subject hunter-gatherer technology
dc.subject flaked glass
dc.subject knapping
dc.subject Andaman Islands
dc.subject Australia
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.title Flaked Glass Tools from the Andaman Islands and Australia
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: Asian Perspectives, 1998 - Volume 37, Number 1 (Spring)


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