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wallaby jawbone engraver

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Wallaby jawbone engravers, Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, March 16 1997 [PH].


Wallaby jawbone engravers, Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, March 16 1997 [PH]. The Australian 50 cent coin, approximately 32 mm in diameter, allows for an estimation of size.


Wallaby jawbone engraver, Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, March 16 1997 [PH].

A half mandible, or lower jawbone, of a wallaby is often used as an engraver, awl or fine chisel. The front tooth is large, sharp and pointed forward and thus is ideal for these purposes. The rear of the bone is buttressed with wax in some specimens. This implement in English is called a wallaby jawbone engraver.

e-mail: Philip Hamilton.
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