Residue and use-wear analysis of grinding implements from Puntutjarpa Rockshelter in the Western Desert: Current and proposed research

13th January 2014

Peter Veth, Richard Fullagar and Richard Gould

Introduction*

The excavation of Puntutjarpa Rockshelter, located within the Western Desert Culture Bloc, provided the first complete Holocene sequence for Aboriginal occupation of the arid interior of Australia (Gould 1977). Continuities in artefact sequences at this site were used to typify the conservatism of desert adaptations in Australia generally (Gould 1977:75, 1980:146).

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

Veth, P., R. Fullagar and R. Gould
Residue and use-wear analysis of grinding implements from Puntutjarpa Rockshelter in the Western Desert: Current and proposed research
June 1997
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