Historical continuities in Aboriginal land-use at Bustard Bay, Queensland: results of use-wear and residue analysis of Aboriginal glass artefacts

Ulm, Sean, Vernon, Kim, Robertson, Gail, and Nugent, Sue (2009) Historical continuities in Aboriginal land-use at Bustard Bay, Queensland: results of use-wear and residue analysis of Aboriginal glass artefacts. Australasian Historical Archaeology, 27. pp. 111-119.

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Abstract

Glass artefacts are reported from the surface of two long-term Aboriginal sites at Bustard Bay on the southern Curtis Coast. Comparative historical bottle reference collections and contexts date the assemblages to the late nineteenth/early twentieth centuries. Use-wear and residue studies show that several of the glass artefacts were used in woodworking and plant processing activities. The artefacts not only document the presence of Aboriginal people in this area at a time when the historical record is silent, but demonstrate continuing Aboriginal use of known places on the landscape and continuing application of food-processing technologies into the historical period using artefacts manufactured on European raw materials.

Item ID: 15728
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1322-9214
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2011 01:26
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology @ 70%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210102 Archaeological Science @ 30%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 70%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950302 Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage @ 30%
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