Biface preform

Description
This object is known as a preform and represents a stage in the making of a type of stone tool known as a biface. When completed these tools had sharp, strong edges because chips of stone were knocked off both sides of the original stone to thin it.
Accession Loan No.
54/1948/76
Collection Class
Tools for farm and craft
Common Name
biface preform
Simple Name
biface
Full Name
biface preform
Dimensions
whole length 79 mm; whole W 48 mm
Production County
South East USA
Production Country
USA
Production Area Region
N
Production Continent
America
Family Group

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

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