Stone assemblages from the surroundings of Tennant Creek (Northern Territory, Australia) Part II Macrolithic and edge-ground tools
Cite as Péntek, A. (2022). Stone assemblages from the surroundings of Tennant Creek (Northern Territory, Australia) Part II. Macrolithic and edge-ground tools. Litikum – Journal of the Lithic Research Roundtable, 10, pp. 9–22. https://doi.org/10.23898/litikuma0031
Abstract. A large part of the Australian collection of the Hungarian Museum of Ethnography in Budapest, 766 stone artefacts altogether, was donated in November 1977 by László Pintér, a Hungarian citizen who had immigrated from his hometown Tata to Sydney. The stone artefacts have been processed by the author. The results of the processing are presented in two parts. This first part contains the description of the 731 flaked stone artefacts, while the planned second part will describe 15, partly macrolithic, partly edge-ground artefacts. Twenty artefacts will not be described. Most of these are grinding, polishing and smoothing stones with macroscopically undefined functions, for which only a formal description would be possible. In addition to the descriptions of the finds, the papers include detailed descriptions of specific Australian stone tools, based on the available archaeological and ethnographic literature. For the first part of the study, see Péntek (2021)
Keywords: Australia, Northern Territory, macrolithic and edge-ground tools, Warramunga and Walbiri tribes, Museum of Ethnography in Budapest
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