Howchin Type Specimens
In the early 1900s Walter Howchin selected specimens from the Museum collection to begin the first formal descriptions of stone tool types. He concentrated on the Adelaide region and included large and small implements ranging from core scrapers, hammerstones, anvils to blades, scrapers, knives and adzes. These specimens were figured in his publication in 1937. The Museum still holds this figured types as a valuable part of the history of Australian Archaeology.
'The stone implements of the Adelaide Tribe of Aborigines (now extinct)' (1934) by Walter Howchin, Gillingham and Co, Adelaide.
Aboriginal artefacts; Aboriginal culture; Aboriginal peoples (Australians); Stone tools; Tools
Aboriginal peoples; Artefacts; Tools
Adzes; Anvils; Blades; Core scrapers; Hammerstones; History of Australian Archaeology; Knives; Scrapers; Stone tool types
Stone tools; Tools