FIRE-MAKING USING A STONE `STRIKE-A-LIGHT' IN THE SOA BASIN OF FLORES, INDONESIA

Adam Brumm

Abstract


During recent archaeological fieldwork on the island of Flores in eastern Indonesia, the author observed a firemaking technique involving the use of a stone `strike-alight' (see Skertchly 1879). The strike-a-light used was a chalcedony flake scavenged from a prehistoric site; hence the fire-making technique has archaeological and in particular, taphonomic, significance.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7152/bippa.v26i0.12007