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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Lithic Studies Society (UK) 2023 Conference

Call for Papers The Lithic Studies Society returns with our first in-person conference in four years on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October 2023 at the Civil War Museum, Newark-on-Trent. In the wake of the pandemic, research has resumed apace and there are many new discoveries, analyses and approaches to be shared and discussed in…

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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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Launch of the Museum of Stone Tools

Museum of Stone Tools

Welcome to the Museum of Stone Tools! The Museum of Stone Tools is an outcome of the Covid 19 lockdown in Australia in 2020.  With fieldwork plans stymied,  I brainstormed how I could wait out the pandemic in a useful and engaged way.  An obvious option was to do something meaningful with the University of…

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