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dc.contributor.authorClarkson, Chris
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.submitted2013-11-12 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T14:54:00Z
dc.identifier459360
dc.identifierOCN: 646609401
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/33695
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/37412
dc.description.abstractLithics in the Land of the Lightning Brothers skilfully integrates a wide range of data-raw-material procurement, tool design, reduction and curation, patterns of distribution and association-to reveal the major outlines of Wardaman prehistory. At the same time, the book firmly situates data and methods in broad theoretical context. In its regional scope and thorough technological approach, this book exemplifies the best of recent lithic analysis and hunter-gatherer archaeology. Any archaeologist who confronts the challenge of classifying retouched stone tools should consult this volume for a clear demonstration of reduction intensity as a source of size and form variation independent of “type.” Yet the demonstration is not merely methodological; Clarkson shows how the measurement of reduction intensity informs analysis of technological diversity and other cultural practices. In Clarkson’s hands, Wardaman prehistory emerges as a particular record of the human past. Yet the book is also a case study in prolonged cultural response to environmental conditions and the way in which cultures persist and reproduce themselves over long spans of time. The result is an analytical tour de force that will guide hunter-gatherer archaeology in Australia and elsewhere for years to come.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTerra Australis
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HD Archaeology
dc.subject.othervictoria river region
dc.subject.otherarchaeology
dc.subject.othercave dwellings
dc.subject.otherwardaman
dc.subject.otherantiquities
dc.subject.othersocial archaeology
dc.subject.otherAustralia
dc.subject.otherBefore Present
dc.subject.otherHand axe
dc.subject.otherMorphology (biology)
dc.subject.otherRaw material
dc.subject.otherRetouch (lithics)
dc.subject.otherStone tool
dc.subject.otherUniface
dc.titleLithics in the land of the lightning brothers
dc.title.alternativeThe Archaeology of Wardaman Country, Northern Territory
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_459360
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy975ba519-3ce2-4517-95bf-b847729fbcf1
oapen.pages221
oapen.place.publicationCanberra
dc.seriesnumber25


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