biface


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having two faces or fronts

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These tools are recognizably different from Clovis tools although they do share some similarities, including the use of biface and bladelet technology.
The initial form of this large biface must have been pretty different from the present one.
Four mounds were excavated yielding a single quartzite flake and a Woodland-like ovate quartz biface recovered from Mound 21 (Holstein et al.
A total of 72 hafted bifaces, hafted biface fragments, and preforms were confidently or tentatively attributed to the Late Archaic period.
For example, the cache of obsidian flakes below Mound 11 at the Hopewell site has been shown to lack the sort of debitage that would have resulted from biface production (Coon 2009: 57), and the oft-cited remains of craft workshops excavated in the 1970s at Seip have been invalidated through a reanalysis of the field notes and materials (Greber 2009).
However, it is important to distinguish between the very finely invasively pressure-flaked biface spear points of up to 20-30 centimetres in length that are common in museum collections and those that are known from prehistoric archaeological sites in the region, which archaeological data demonstrate are more variable in size but generally much shorter (often under five centimetres in length), are often less invasively flaked, and are more variable in shape and treatment of the margins.
The date of Vaahtola Karhusuo (altitude 14 m asl) with its biface flint arrowhead characteristic of combed ware cultures is 3500-3300 cal BC by the shore displacement chronology.
His extensive biface collection is included in the final point counts of Table 1 (see cover photo inset).
and Peter Bindon 1995 'Dentate and related stone biface points from northern Australia', The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 12:89-99.
The approach is grounded in the recording of artefact typology, dimensions and other attributes such as raw material, cortex percentage and weight, as well as an extensive quantitative study of small flakes (<25mm) which include scraper or biface resharpening flakes.
Bamforth, Douglas and Mark Becker 2000 'Core/ biface ratios, mobility, refitting, and artifact use-lives: A Paleoindian example', Plains Anthropologist 45(173):273-90.
In the East, the terms (Acheulean) handaxe and biface are often used to describe the same kind of lithic artefact, whereas what some would call handaxes others would refer to as picks or triangular points (Gao; and see Yi, fig.
Akerman, K & Bindon, P 1995, "Dentate and related stone biface points from Northern Australia', The Beagle: Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 12:89-99.
Similar post-contact social changes have been noted for the introduction of glass as a raw material for the manufacture of biface pressure-flaked points in the Kimberley (Harrison 2002a, 2004a).
Knapping on-site at Pinarbasi is represented by some cores, significant quantities of micro-debitage in some contexts, and also, in specific contexts, flakes from episodes of biface production.