Biface

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.

Object Summary

Museum Number 54/1948/44
Simple Name biface
Full Name incomplete biface
Common Name biface
Production country United States of America
Material chert (Tuscaloosa)
Collection class Tools for farm and craft
Collection continent America
Collection area/region N
Production county South East USA
Production continent North America
Function name tool