(View exact match)tridentCATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A weapon with a long shaft and a three pronged head.
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Panaramitee styleSYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: Panaramitee art
DEFINITION: An art style found in many parts of Australia involving rock engravings featuring circles and tridents (possibly kangaroo and emu tracks) and dating to Pleistocene times. It is found at Panaramitee in the Flinder Ranges, South Australia, and arid regions in south Australia, New South Wales, north Queensland, and the Northern Territory; isolated examples have also been found in northern Tasmania and near Sydney. Engravings were found at Ingaladdi dating to 5000-7000 bp, at Early Man Shelter c 13,000 bp, and Karolta c 30,000 years old. The style involves the pecking on rock surfaces by indirect percussion of clusters of hundreds of small figures, usually about 10 cm tall, in outline or infilled forms. The designs include dots, spirals, mazes, and crescents, human footprints, lizards, radiating lines and tectiforms (roof shapes). The art is thought to be of considerable antiquity on the basis of still inconclusive evidence of patination, distribution in both Australia and Tasmania, and the absence of stone tool types belonging to the post-2000 BC Australian Small Tool Tradition.aclisSYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: aclyx, aclys
DEFINITION: A small javelin or harpoon, consisting of a thick short pole set with spikes. This massive weapon resembles a trident or angon.