Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge

NGADJONJI - HISTORY OF THE RAINFOREST PEOPLE

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The original inhabitants of the rainforest country around Malanda in Far North Queensland
A comprehensive  guide to traditional life in the rainforest , foods , weapons, plants, a glossary of language...


  Mulunburra Yidinji Clan, Nungbana's personal Pattern      Mamu Clan 1998           Birringbarra_ Yidinji_Clan_ scorpion_2001  


YIDINJI PEOPLE - STEP BY STEP TRADITIONAL RESTORATION OF A STONE AXE

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A Yidinji elder shows how to put lawyer cane handles on ancient stone axeheads using traditional glues and materials 
Looks at how to use rock types, edge angles and  scratch marks to figure stone tools use and origin
Terrain analysis  traces the 1000km trade route of axe #4 and more
 

              



THE GEOLOGY OF RAINFOREST ABORIGINAL STONE TOOLS - currently under development

An investigation into the Geology of Aboriginal Stone Tools - Composition / Structure / Function


ooyuka, Ngadjon, Russell River area, quartzite