Stone Tools as Cultural Markers: Change, Evolution and Complexity
R. V. S. Wright
Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1977 - Aboriginal Australians - 400 pages
Papers presented to a symposium at the 1974 meeting of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Affairs.
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