This paper describes three awls, each manufactured from the proximal portion of an ulna bone of Capridae (sheep or goat). These unusual finds have not been previously reported from post contact sites in Australia. All of the ulnae described here were found on the south side of the River Torrens near Adelaide, during an archaeological salvage at the Adelaide Gaol and the New Royal Adelaide Hospital site. These two sites are separated by less than 300m and it is proposed that the awls were manufactured, used and discarded soon after settlement.
|Number of pages
|Journal of the Anthropological Society of South Australia
|Published - Dec 2012