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  • Aboriginal Australians Dined on Moths 2 000 Years Ago

    2021 2 18 The discovery of an ancient grindstone containing traces of the insect confirms long held Indigenous oral tradition Australia some 2 000 years ago roughly 11 ounce grinding stone dated to

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  • Fact sheet Aboriginal grinding stones

    Grinding stones are slabs of stone that Aboriginal people used to grind and crush different materials Find out how to spot and protect them.

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  • Ancient starch analysis of grinding stones from Kokatha

    2021 8 26 Identifying the range of plants and/or animals processed by pounding and/or grinding stones has been a rapidly developing research area in world prehistory In Australia grinding and pounding stones are ubiquitous across the semi arid and arid zones and the associated tasks have been mostly informed by ethnographic case studies More recently plant microfossil studies have provided

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  • history of technology

    2020 8 16 Technology in the ancient world The beginnings Stone Age technology to c 3000 bce The identification of the history of technology with the history of humanlike species does not help in fixing a precise point for its origin because the estimates of prehistorians and anthropologists concerning the emergence of human species vary so widely Animals occasionally use natural tools such as

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  • 2 000 Year Old Moth Meal Discovered in Australia

    2021 2 17 The ancient remains of the Bogong moth were found lying upon a small grinding stone tool that has been dated to 2 000 years old Gunaikurnai Elder Russell Mullett said the discovery of the ancient moth remains provided a deeper understanding of Aboriginal food practices which includes oral histories about eating the Bogong moth .

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  • Aboriginal Culture

    2017 2 25 Aboriginal Culture TOOLS UTENSILS AND WEAPONS1 Australian Aborigines manufactured a range of tools utensils fighting weapons and hunting weapons made from the available resources of wood bone and shell Wooden tools and utensils included Chisels and scrapers stone pieces hafted to long wooden handles.

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  • GEOLOGY STONE TOOLS

    2021 4 27 The thickness of the grinding stones is argued to be a function of the local slate raw material which tends to cleave into relatively thin plates Good quality obsidian should be obtainable along ancient trade routes determined by terrain analysis Some edge angles of Australian stone tools as a very rough guide to their possible use

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  • indigenous grinding stone from new south wales

    ancient australian grinding stone Stone tools were used for hunting carrying food for making ochre nets clothing baskets and more Aboriginal people are thought to be one of the first to use stone tools to grind seeds and the first to create ground edges on stone tools They could grind a precision edge from stone that was as sharp as any metal

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  • Aboriginal inventions 10 enduring ..

    2015 3 12 Aboriginal stone tools were highly sophisticated in their range and uses Stone and natural glass were fashioned into chisels saws knifes axes and spearheads Stone tools were used for hunting carrying food for making ochre nets clothing baskets and more Aboriginal people are thought to be one of the first to use stone tools to grind

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  • Fullagar Richard Prof

    Quandong stones A specialised Australian nut cracking tool Published In PLoS One Dating the use of ancient stone tools Awarded by Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering AINSE Holocene grinding stones at Madjedbebe reveal the processing of starchy plant taxa and animal tissue.

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  • Dimpled Grindstone

    2021 5 8 South west grindstones are typically small and have dimples on the flat surfaces They are interpreted as multi purpose tools used as an anvil in stone tool knapping for cracking hard seeds such as Santalum spp and for grinding the tips of wooden artefacts Donated by M Turkovich from deceased estate Archaeology collection.

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  • 35 000 year old stone axe found in Australia

    2010 11 8 A FRAGMENT OF STONE AXE found in Arnhem Land NT may be the oldest ground edge stone tool of its kind ever discovered Older stone axes have been found in New Guinea but they do not have edges sharpened by grinding This suggests that axe technology evolved into the later use of grinding for the sharper more symmetricaledges this generates says Dr Bruno David lead

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  • Aborigines were building stone houses 9000 years ago

    2016 9 4 Archeologists have discovered the earliest houses in Australia circular stone structures on an island near Karratha that offer clues about how Aborigines lived just after the last ice age.

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  • Remains of Ancient Food Eaten by Humans 65 000 Years

    2020 2 19 Scientists have discovered the charred remains of various plant foods in northern Australia that have been dated to between 65 000 and 53 000 years

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  • Evidence of first peoples

    2021 6 30 At least 65 000 years ago Archaeological evidence of first peoples on the Australian continent The date of earliest occupation of the Australian continent is constantly changing New excavations and improved dating techniques push the date further back into the distant past Footprints in the sand artefacts in ancient shelters and items such

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  • First Australians may have arrived much earlier than we

    2017 7 19 The artefacts include fireplace remains stone axes grinding stones ground plant matter and ground ochre a type of red pigment commonly found in ancient rock art in northern Australia.

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  • Ancient starch analysis of grinding stones from Kokatha

    Ancient starch analysis of grinding stones from Kokatha Country South Australia In this study 25 grinding and pounding stones identified during an archaeological project in arid South Australia were examined for starch and collagen residues The artefacts were from 3 locations in central South Australia all located in exposed settings

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  • Evidence of first peoples

    2021 6 30 At least 65 000 years ago Archaeological evidence of first peoples on the Australian continent The date of earliest occupation of the Australian continent is constantly changing New excavations and improved dating techniques push the date further back into the distant past Footprints in the sand artefacts in ancient shelters and items such

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  • Seeing inside artefact

    2021 10 23 Nuclear techniques have allowed archaeologists to see into an embedded section of an ancient Australian Indigenous stone artefact non invasively suggesting important information about its origin and use ANSTO instrument scientist Floriana Salvemini used neutron tomography on Dingo to reconstruct high resolution images of an artefact that was found by archaeologists embedded in a

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  • Grinding flour in Upper Palaeolithic Europe 25000 years

    Grinding flour in Upper Palaeolithic Europe 25000 years bp Published online by Cambridge University Press 02 January 2015 Biancamaria Aranguren Roberto Becattini Marta Mariotti Lippi and Anna Revedin Show author details Biancamaria Aranguren Affiliation

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  • Australian scientists discover ancient underwater

    Australian scientists discover ancient underwater Aboriginal sites By Reuters Staff They have found cutting and grinding tools and hammer stones that date back thousands of years said

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  • Tools Shells and Bones from Lake Mungo in Australia

    2020 12 13 Tools Shells and Bones from Lake Mungo in Australia The raw material for most of the Lake Mungo toolkit is silcrete Silcretes are very hard layers of silica enriched materials formed beneath the surface in soils unconsolidated sediments and permeable rocks.

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  • Ancient Grinding Stone Ancient Grinding Tool New

    2021 10 10 Ancient New Mexican Grinding Stone Recently recovered from the Desert of New Mexico on a Ranch that has been in the same family for well over a hundred years History of this area reflects the fact this family lived farmed and ranched in this area near the

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  • Ancient starch analysis of grinding stones from Kokatha

    2019 2 1 Preservation of starch is not restricted to particular environments with starch grains recovered from grinding stones in the rainforests of Far North Queensland the semi arid and arid regions of Australia and from flaked and ground stone artefacts in the New Guinea highlands Field et al 2016 Fullagar 2006 Fullagar et al 2015

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  • Australian Aboriginal people were baking bread and

    2020 5 1 Australian Aboriginal people were baking bread and farming grain 20 000 years before Egypt Archeologists found evidence of this in the form of an ancient grinding stone that was used to turn grass seeds into flour These were the bakers of antiquity It took Egypt 12 000 years to repeat this baking experiment.

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  • Historical Context

    2021 9 22 63 000 BCE The exact arrival in people in Australia is unknown However 10 000 artefacts including 1 500 stone tools a grinding stone and ground ochres recently discovered in the Madjedbebe rock shelter previously known as Malakunanja in Mirrarr Country in Northern Arnhem Land provide evidence that Aboriginal peoples have been living here for many thousands of years.

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  • Evidence for Pleistocene seed grinding at Lake Mungo

    2015 4 9 Even earlier evidence for plant processing on grinding stones has been documented from site 8 B 11 Sai Island in Sudan with an estimated age of 220–150 ka van Peer et al 2003 The earliest reported Australian grinding stone comes from near the base of Madjedbebe the site formerly known as Malakunanja II Lowe et al.

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  • Thousands of ancient Aboriginal sites probably damaged

    2020 1 23 Thousands of ancient Aboriginal sites probably damaged in Australian fires The sites are rich in cultural history but the blazes might also reveal some unknown ones say archaeologists John Pickrell

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  • Grindstones

    This grinding stone is 40 cm long and 35 cm wide with a height of 10 cm and is made from sandstone which has a rough surface for grinding The top stone is made from a hard smooth river cobble This object was collected from Marra Station on the Darling River and donated to the Australian Museum prior to 1941 E49213.

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  • Archaeological Science Under a Microscope

    2009 7 30 These highly varied studies spanning the world demonstrate how much modern analyses of microscopic traces on artifacts are altering our perceptions of the past Ranging from early humans to modern kings from ancient Australian spears or Mayan pots to recent Maori cloaks the contributions demonstrate how starches raphides hair blood feathers resin and DNA have become essential

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  • Human occupation of northern Australia by 65 000 years

    2017 7 20 Optical dating of sediments containing stone artefacts newly excavated at Madjedbebe Australia indicate that human occupation began around 65 000 years ago thereby setting a new minimum age for

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  • Landmark Discovery as Ancient Aboriginal Sites Found

    2020 7 2 But in a study published today in PLOS ONE we report the first submerged ancient Aboriginal archaeological sites found on the seabed in waters off Western Australia The great flood When people first arrived in Australia as early as 65 000 years ago sea levels were around 80 metres lower than today Sea levels fluctuated but continued to fall as the global climate cooled.

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  • Australian Aboriginal people were baking bread and

    2020 5 1 Australian Aboriginal people were baking bread and farming grain 20 000 years before Egypt Archeologists found evidence of this in the form of an ancient grinding stone that was used to turn grass seeds into flour These were the bakers of antiquity It took Egypt 12 000 years to repeat this baking experiment.

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