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Fact sheet: Aboriginal grinding stones First Peoples ...

Grinding stones are slabs of stone that Aboriginal people used to grind and crush different materials. Find out how to spot and protect them.

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Grinding stone - The Aboriginal Object Collection at ...

In the video Sharing a Collection David Lovett (Gunditj Mirring) explains how this grinding stone has multiple uses: one side to grind seeds and make flour, the other to make fire.. This type of grinding stone is known as a doughnut grinding slab. The Dunkeld District Historical Museum and members of the local Aboriginal communities have worked together to research and register the Dunkeld ...

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Alyawarre Country: The grinding stone NFSA

2021-10-12  The clip reveals that the grinding stone, a stone slab, was an important tool for Indigenous Australians. It was used to crush, pound or grind foodstuffs, such as seeds, bulbs, berries, small mammals and reptiles, for use in cooking. Some of these foods are poisonous unless they are first crushed and washed. Grinding stones were used to crush ...

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Fact sheet: Aboriginal flaked stone tools First Peoples ...

Aboriginal people made stone tools by removing a sharp fragment of a piece of stone. Find out how to spot and protect them.

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Aboriginal grinding stone, Aboriginal people have shaped ...

Aboriginal usage, tool manufacture. Physical description. A large rock of generally oval shape and with a number of flatish surfaces and hole indentations which were identified by archaeologist Dr Joanna Freslov 2.6.2008 as being used by Aboriginal people as a grinding or tool-sharpening stone.

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Aboriginal grinding stone (mortar) - Victorian Collections

Historical information. This grinding stone (mortar) was used by Aboriginal people to grind or crush different materials such as berries and seeds for food production. In order to grind material, a smaller upper stone (the pestle) would have been used to grind material against this lower stone (the mortar). The stone was found by a farmer on ...

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Grindstones - The Australian Museum

This grinding stone is 40 cm long and 35 cm wide with a height of 10 cm and is made from sandstone, which has a rough surface for grinding. The top stone is made from a hard smooth river cobble. This object was collected from Marra Station on the Darling River and donated to the Australian Museum prior to 1941. E49213.

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Aboriginal sites are an important part of the heritage of ...

2018-8-22  “This is the only known place where a complete assemblage of ceremonial grinding stones have been left undisturbed on Swan River Country. It is part of a wider sacred site complex that includes Susannah Brook (ID 640), the Ancestral Owl Stone (ID 26057), Herne Hill Ochre (ID 3433), Susannah Brook Waugal Stone

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Aboriginal Grinding Grooves at Kings Tableland - Sydney

2013-4-23  Aboriginal Grinding Grooves at Kings. ... Soil deposits and stones found in the core date back 22, 000 years. These were found in a rock shelter - below the Plateau. It's a breathtaking walk around the base of the plateau. Log steps down to the cave

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Food Culture: Aboriginal Bread - The Australian Museum

Additional Information: A number of grinding-stone quarries are known from the north of South Australia and Central Australia, some only recently studied in a systematic manner. M A Smith, I McBryde and J Ross. 2010. The economics of grindstone production at Narcoonowie quarry, Strzelecki Desert. Australian Aboriginal Studies 2010/1: 92-99.

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Grinding stone - The Aboriginal Object Collection at ...

In the video Sharing a Collection David Lovett (Gunditj Mirring) explains how this grinding stone has multiple uses: one side to grind seeds and make flour, the other to make fire.. This type of grinding stone is known as a doughnut grinding slab. The Dunkeld District Historical Museum and members of the local Aboriginal communities have worked together to research and register the Dunkeld ...

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Alyawarre Country: The grinding stone NFSA

2021-10-12  The clip reveals that the grinding stone, a stone slab, was an important tool for Indigenous Australians. It was used to crush, pound or grind foodstuffs, such as seeds, bulbs, berries, small mammals and reptiles, for use in cooking. Some of these foods are poisonous unless they are first crushed and washed. Grinding stones were used to crush ...

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Background Information Umbagong District Park

2017-2-17  Grinding grooves are where Aboriginal people shaped and sharpened stone axes by grinding them against an outcrop of stone. This grinding action left shallow, oval shaped grooves indented into the surface of the outcrop. The grooves are often in clusters of two or more and range from 50 to nearly 80mm in width. They can be over 200 mm in length

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Aboriginal Grinding Grooves at Kings Tableland - Sydney

2013-4-23  Aboriginal Grinding Grooves at Kings. ... Soil deposits and stones found in the core date back 22, 000 years. These were found in a rock shelter - below the Plateau. It's a breathtaking walk around the base of the plateau. Log steps down to the cave

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Theodore Grinding Grooves - Canberra Tracks

2021-10-14  Theodore Grinding Grooves. The Theodore Aboriginal artefact grinding grooves demonstrate an important aspect of past Aboriginal lifestyles and technologies. Here local elder Wally Bell explains the significance of the site and unveils a sign to educate the public. The site has exposed sandstone rock with grooves and scattered stone artefacts.

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The world’s first baker: Australian Indigenous innovation ...

2016-6-28  Most would think first of ancient Egypt where it is believed bread was first baked around 17,000 BCE. And yet there is evidence to show that grindstones in Australia were used to turn seeds to flour 30,000 years ago. Archaeologists found the evidence for this at Cuddie Springs in New South Wales in the shape of an ancient grinding stone

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Australian Aboriginal artefacts: stones - price guide and ...

Hafted Aboriginal stone axe. with an ancient uniface pecked polished stone more modern 100-150 years old hafting, from Central Australia, previously owned by Lord McAlpine of West Green (1942-2014). Collection Dr John Raven, Perth. 37 x 21.5 cm

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Aboriginal Heritage Identification Guide

2020-1-28  • Stone or bone artefacts • Grinding stones • Charcoal from cooking • Occasionally, burials of Aboriginal Ancestral Remains. Coastal middens Coastal middens can be found in sheltered areas, dunes, coastal scrub and woodlands, exposed cliff-tops with good vantage points, and coastal wetlands, inlets, bays and river mouths. In some areas, . .

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Aboriginal Culture

2017-2-25  Aboriginal Culture. STONE TOOLS AND ARTEFACTS - 3. Stone spear points. While many spears had wooden tips, those across northern Australia were made with fine blades of silcrete and quartzite. These were associated with magical qualities, which were believed to improve accuracy for the operator. Stone barbs.

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Grinding and pounding stones from Cuddie Springs and

3 Grinding and pounding stones from Cuddie Springs and Jinmium 7 such as ritual implements depend for identification of function on ethnographic information.

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Alyawarre Country: The grinding stone NFSA

2021-10-12  The clip reveals that the grinding stone, a stone slab, was an important tool for Indigenous Australians. It was used to crush, pound or grind foodstuffs, such as seeds, bulbs, berries, small mammals and reptiles, for use in cooking. Some of these foods are poisonous unless they are first crushed and washed. Grinding stones were used to crush ...

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Background Information Umbagong District Park

2017-2-17  Grinding grooves are where Aboriginal people shaped and sharpened stone axes by grinding them against an outcrop of stone. This grinding action left shallow, oval shaped grooves indented into the surface of the outcrop. The grooves are often in clusters of two or more and range from 50 to nearly 80mm in width. They can be over 200 mm in length

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The world’s first baker: Australian Indigenous innovation ...

2016-6-28  Most would think first of ancient Egypt where it is believed bread was first baked around 17,000 BCE. And yet there is evidence to show that grindstones in Australia were used to turn seeds to flour 30,000 years ago. Archaeologists found the evidence for this at Cuddie Springs in New South Wales in the shape of an ancient grinding stone

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10 Facts about Aboriginal Tools Fact File

The stone was used to grind seed and introduce ground edges to cut tools. Aboriginal Tools Pic. Facts about Aboriginal Tools 9: stone tools. There are many benefits of having stone tools. They can be used to chop wood, to make other tools, and to prepare the

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Australian Aboriginal artefacts: stones - price guide and ...

Hafted Aboriginal stone axe. with an ancient uniface pecked polished stone more modern 100-150 years old hafting, from Central Australia, previously owned by Lord McAlpine of West Green (1942-2014). Collection Dr John Raven, Perth. 37 x 21.5 cm

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Theodore Grinding Grooves - Canberra Tracks

2021-10-14  Theodore Grinding Grooves. The Theodore Aboriginal artefact grinding grooves demonstrate an important aspect of past Aboriginal lifestyles and technologies. Here local elder Wally Bell explains the significance of the site and unveils a sign to educate the public. The site has exposed sandstone rock with grooves and scattered stone artefacts.

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Dave's ACT: Latham Indigenous stone grinding grooves ...

2018-10-19  Latham Indigenous stone grinding grooves - Canberra. A trip this morning to meet up with Vlad who is researching South Coast and Canberra region Indigenous remnant artifacts that luckily remain dotted around the suburban countryside. Today we met up on the banks of Ginninderra Creek in the Canberra suburb of Latham armed with, what turned out ...

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Aboriginal Heritage Identification Guide

2020-1-28  • Stone or bone artefacts • Grinding stones • Charcoal from cooking • Occasionally, burials of Aboriginal Ancestral Remains. Coastal middens Coastal middens can be found in sheltered areas, dunes, coastal scrub and woodlands, exposed cliff-tops with good vantage points, and coastal wetlands, inlets, bays and river mouths. In some areas, . .

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Aboriginal Culture

2017-2-25  Aboriginal Culture. STONE TOOLS AND ARTEFACTS - 3. Stone spear points. While many spears had wooden tips, those across northern Australia were made with fine blades of silcrete and quartzite. These were associated with magical qualities, which were believed to improve accuracy for the operator. Stone barbs.

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Grinding and pounding stones from Cuddie Springs and

3 Grinding and pounding stones from Cuddie Springs and Jinmium 7 such as ritual implements depend for identification of function on ethnographic information.

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