Stone age technology

Australia, 1993

TV show
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Episode of Series “Quantum”.
In this short segment from Quantum, we are shown the unique stone-age technology of quartz cutting, developed by the Australian Aborigines some 20,000 years ago. The technique for cutting quartz is quite different and more sophisticated than that used for flint and had to be invented here, although it was a skill later discarded by the Aborigines.

Credits

production company

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Language

English

Duration

00:10:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38027

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Implements

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

History → Aboriginal Australians - History

History → History

History → Stone implements

Television

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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