Stone tools – valuable greenstone

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Stone tool.
Image: Rodney Start
Source: Museum Victoria

Stone tool.
Image: Rodney Start
Source: Museum Victoria

Stone tool.
Image: Rodney Start
Source: Museum Victoria

Quaternary

Mt William greenstone was an important resource for the Wurundjeri people of south-eastern Australia. They quarried the hard stone to make ground-edged stone hatchets, general purpose tools for splitting, cutting and shaping wood and for butchering animals. Greenstone hatchets were highly valued and were traded over hundreds of kilometres.

WHERE IT WAS FOUND

Stone tools map

These stone tools were found in Victoria.

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