Rekindling a Samoan stone adze

An international collaboration between the Tiapapata Art Centre, Puke Ariki, and the Museum of Stone Tools An aspiration of the Museum of Stone Tools is to work with overseas researchers and institutions to produce 3D models of stone tool types that we do not have access to at our home base in regional Australia.  One…

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Widi Stone Tool Workshop

The traditional country of the Widi People covers a quarter of a million hectares west of Mackay, Queensland.  Widi country includes open sclerophyll woodlands typical for this part of Australia, and large parts of it are covered in silcrete cobbles—a valuable toolmaking stone for the ancestors of the Widi.  The European colonisers discovered vast quantities…

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