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Kimberley points

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Kimberley points

Kimberley points are a type of tool made by pressure flaking[1] discarded glass,[2] in an imitation of the use of obsidian in Neolithic tool manufacture. They are an example of adaptive reuse of Western technology by a non-western culture.

They are often used as an indicator that an archaeologic site is a post-contact Aboriginal site.[3] There is debate in archaeological literature about the use and significance of these points, with some claims that they were made for sale to tourists and as status items, and not as hunting tools.[4]


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