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stone scraper, stone knife, stone flake

idnang
inyib
in Uw Oykangand and Uw Olkola
in Uw Olkola


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


Stone scraper, Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, March 16 1997 [PH].

Tools created from stone flakes serve a variety of purposes in traditional societies, such as stone scrapers or stone knives. One important function of a stone knife is as a cicatrising stone, used to make scars.

e-mail: Philip Hamilton.
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