Australian Archaeology, Number 005, 1976
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This is a collection of articles from Issue Number 5, October 1976.
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ItemJournal Notifications(Australian Archaeological Association, 1976-11)
ItemAustralian Ground Stone Hatchets: Their Design and Dynamics(Australian Archaeological Association, 1976-11)The general purpose tool of the Australian Aborigines, usually known as a stone axe, is more correctly termed a hatchet since it conforms to the design requirements of a tool made for one-handed use. Similar implements not so conforming appear to be special purpose tools. A geometrical feature common to all these tools and perhaps to other types is the 'median plane' which determines the position of the edge and governs some of its operational properties. Some dynamical features of stone hatchet heads, the design of handles for them and their security of mounting are examined and compared with the features of modern steel hatchets.
ItemThe V.O.C. Ship 'Zeewijk' 1727. Report on the 1976 survey of the Site(Australian Archaeological Association, 1976-11)The Dutch East Indiaman 'Zeewijk', which foundered in 1727, is the youngest of five East Indiamen known to have been wrecked off the Western Australian coast. This paper deals with the different types of work carried out on the 'Zeewijk' site: the hydrographic survey, and the surveys and excavations both on land and underwater. It is hoped that the different techniques and methods used to overcome the problems involved might be of use to others working in similar situations.
ItemAn Archaeological Survey on Port Jackson, Sydney(Australian Archaeological Association, 1976-11)During the period April to December 1975, the Anthropological Society of New South Wales conducted an archaeological survey around Bantry Bay on the northern side of Port Jackson, Sydney.
ItemDempsey's Lake Palaeontological and Archaeological Site(Australian Archaeological Association, 1976-11)Investigation of sand dunes running along Dempsey's Lake in South Australia, some 6km northwest of Port Augusta. Analysis of possible Kartan industry tools and Diprotodon bones.
ItemCurrent Work in the Anthropology Department, National Museum of Victoria(Australian Archaeological Association, 1976-11)Research being conducted by the Anthropology Department, National Museum of Victoria.