Type:  Flake

Location: Northern Tablelands, New South Wales



MoST ID: 5350

Pedestal Link: https://une.pedestal3d.com/r/fyPUcKyqc3

Model Author:  Emma Watt

This basalt flake is from the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales.  The Anaiwan People rescued the artefact from development (Kermit Site 21-1-0192, Artefact 03) then returned the artefact back to country after the 3D model was made.

This medium-sized flake was struck from a cobble of moderately coarse-grained basalt.  Rounded cobbles of basalt outcropped in the vicinity.  Basalt was used to make edge-ground axes in the region, but no clear evidence for axe manufacture was discovered at the site.  It may have been struck from a locally-available stone for use as an expedient cutting tool.

See the annotations for technological details about this stone tool.