The many functions of Aboriginal tools by Eva Martellotta
February 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Eva Martellotta is a PhD candidate at the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution at Griffith University where she is studying the multipurpose nature of hardwood boomerangs in Australian Aboriginal culture.
In her presentation Eva will discuss how Australian Aboriginal communities were using boomerangs to modify the edges (and thus the function) of stone tools. She has identified usage marks on the surfaces of boomerangs from the Australian Museum collection. Through experiments using replica boomerangs and stone tools, Eva can demonstrate how using boomerangs to modify stone tools left peculiar marks on the surfaces of the wood.
Come along to the presentation (following the Friends AGM) at 2pm on Saturday 19th February to learn more about this surprisingly little known use of the boomerang by Aboriginal craftsmen.
An afternoon tea will follow the talk. Please pre-book to secure your seat.
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