This is a small piece of a stone tool known as a biface. When complete these tools had strong, sharp edges because chips were taken from both sides of the original stone, making them thin and good for cutting. This fragment could have broken off while it was being used or while being made.

Object Summary

Museum Number 54/1948/92
Simple Name biface
Full Name biface fragment
Common Name biface
Production country United States of America
Material chert (heat-treated)
Collection class Tools for farm and craft
Collection continent America
Collection area/region N
Production county SE North America
Production continent North America
Function name tool