An adze manufactured from a telegraph insulator, Harvey’s Return, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

18th November 2013

Keryn Walshe and Tom Loy

Introduction*

An adze manufactured from a telegraph insulator (published in Australian Archaeology 58:38).

An adze manufactured from a telegraph insulator (published in Australian Archaeology 58:38).

A small, modified flake tool manufactured from telegraph insulator material was located along the north western coast of Kangaroo Island, at a place known as Harvey’s Return. The tool was hafted and has been well used during its active life and its working edge is illustrated in Figure 1. Residue analysis indicates a thick coating of resin, which cannot be specifically identified although spinifex and xanthorrea can be excluded (Loy 2002).

*Note that an abstract was not included with this paper, and so the introductory paragraph has been included here instead of the abstract.

Walshe, K. and T. Loy
An adze manufactured from a telegraph insulator, Harvey's Return, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
2004
58
38–40
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