Biface

This stone biface was never finished. 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. The material used to make this piece was heated to improve its quality and make it easier to work with.

Object Summary

Museum Number 54/1948/47
Simple Name biface
Full Name incomplete biface
Common Name biface
Material chert (heat-treated)
Collection class Tools for farm and craft
Collection continent America
Collection area/region N
Production continent America
Function name tool