The Lithic Assemblage of the Western Desert Aborigines of Australia

@article{Gould1971TheLA,
  title={The Lithic Assemblage of the Western Desert Aborigines of Australia},
  author={Richard A. Gould and Dorothy A. Koster and Ann H. L. Sontz},
  journal={American Antiquity},
  year={1971},
  volume={36},
  pages={149 - 169}
}
Abstract Statistical and microscopic studies of ethnographic Australian Aboriginal stone tools reveal patterns which correlate significantly with the known uses, techniques of manufacture, and native classification of these tools. Statistically, the most significant correlation occurs between the angle of the working edge of the tool and the classification and function of the tool. Steep-edge flakes are classified as purpunpa and serve as woodworking scrapers, while flakes with acute edge… 

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