Brief descriptionNumerous chert small tools collected from the Arcoona region (Woomera) by amateur archaeologist Ron Hewitt. Whilst based at Woomera, Ron established a keen interest in Indigenous prehistoric occupation. Having met and been encouraged by Walter MacDougall, he began collecting, describing and curating lithics from Arcoona. In 1976 he published a paper on a hoard of stone adzes. Ron gave much of his time and expertise voluntarily to staff at the museum from the 1970s to 90s and has donated a good deal of his collection to the South Australian Museum. The collection is a very valuable expression of the use of fine grained material from a semi arid environment.
Notes'Aboriginal adze stone hoards found on the Arcoona Plateau, near Woomera South Australia' (1976) by Ron Hewitt, Australian Archaeology Vol 4(14-52).
Data time period: 1990 to 1999
Spatial Coverage And Location
text: Arcoona Plateau
text: Woomera, South Australia
Aboriginal artefacts | Aboriginal culture | Aboriginal peoples | Aboriginal peoples (Australians) | Arcoona | Artefacts | Ron Hewitt | archaeology | chert tools | lithics | stone adzes | stone tools | tools |
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