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dc.contributor.authorWestaway, Michael
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Douglas
dc.contributor.authorWright, Richard
dc.contributor.authorWood, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorOlley, Jon
dc.contributor.authorSwift, Jaime
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorKemp, Justine
dc.contributor.authorRolton, Shane
dc.contributor.authorBates, William
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-06T02:50:33Z
dc.date.available2018-11-06T02:50:33Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0003-598X
dc.identifier.doi10.15184/aqy.2016.173
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/100482
dc.description.abstractSkeletal remains from a burial in New South Wales exhibit evidence of fatal trauma, of a kind normally indicative of sharp metal weapons, yet the burial dates to the mid thirteenth century—600 years before European settlers reached the area. Could sharp-edged wooden weapons from traditional Aboriginal culture inflict injuries similar to those resulting from later, metal blades? Analysis indicates that the wooden weapons known as ‘Lil-lils’ and the fighting boomerangs (‘Wonna’) both have blades that could fit within the dimensions of the major trauma and are capable of having caused the fatal wounds.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1318
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1333
dc.relation.ispartofissue353
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAntiquity
dc.relation.ispartofvolume90
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchaeology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLinguistics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchaeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode210199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2004
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2101
dc.titleThe death of Kaakutja: a case of peri-mortem weapon trauma in an Aboriginal man from north-western New South Wales, Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorOlley, Jon M.
gro.griffith.authorKemp, Justine
gro.griffith.authorWestaway, Michael


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