Type:  Hafted Flake

Location: Northern Territory



MoST ID: 2151

Pedestal Link: https://une.pedestal3d.com/r/LSbcfjuw01

Model Author:  Michael Curry

This hafted chert flake is from Central Australia.  The artefact dates to the recent past.

This chert flake tool is secured with string in a split-wood handle, and the tool is painted with red ochre.  The chert flake was struck from the ventral surface of a larger flake.  The flake is flat in profile and thin, with a long, exceptionally sharp cutting edge.  The morphology of the flake is similar to tjimari (‘stone used for cutting’) of the Ngaanyatjarra and Pitjantjatjara people of the Western Desert, although a tjimari was usually given a spinifex resin handle rather than a split-stick handle.

The artefact is curated by the UNE Museum of Antiquities.

See the annotations for technological details about this stone tool.