Record in Bone

By Michelle C Langley
Bone and tooth tools and ornaments have been a significant part of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures for over 46,000 years. Despite their historical and cultural significance, research in this area has largely focused on stone artefacts. However, Associate Professor Michelle C Langley aims to change that with the release of her new book, A Record in Bone: Exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander bone and tooth objects.

A Record in Bone brings together over a century's worth of scattered research and findings, shedding light on the innovative bone, tooth, quill, and claw industries of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The book explores the extensive use of ornamentation, the central role of bone points and hooks in fishing practices for thousands of years, and much more.

272 pages
paperback, illustrations


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