Biface

Description
This stone tool was never finished. If completed it would have been a distinctive type of tool called a biface. These tools had strong sharp edges because chips were removed from both sides of the original piece of stone, making them thin and good for cutting.
Accession Loan No.
54/1948/51
Collection Class
Tools for farm and craft
Common Name
biface
Simple Name
biface
Full Name
incomplete biface
Dimensions
whole length 44 mm; whole W 37 mm
Production County
South East USA
Production Country
United States of America
Production Area Region
North America
Production Continent
North America
Family Group

Material
chert (Tuscaloosa)
Function Name
tool
Collection Area Region
N
Collection Continent
America

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