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Object Number:29-192-7
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Late Paleolithic (uncertain)
Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Honshu
Kawachi Province
Tochigi Prefecture
Period: Late Paleolithic (uncertain)
Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Date Made: Late Paleolithic, Japan - Yayoi
Early Date: -30000
Late Date: 250
Section:Asian
Materials:Stone
Technique:Flaked
Chipped
Length: 4.7 cm
Width: 3 cm
Credit Line:The Chinese Expedition, C. W. Bishop, 1915-1918

Description

Awl or bec. Thick and roughly oval with long projection ending in rounded tip. Made from a secondary flake as part of cortex on end and percussion bulb on side is visible. Gray stone. Awls have been found in sites from the Late Paleolithic to the Yayoi Periods. This example appears to have more in common with the cruder and round tipped becs as described by Takeru Akazawa and others in "The Japanese Paleolithic: A Techno-typological Study."


Bibliography:

[Book] Nakatsu, Yukiko, and Oda, Shizuo, and Akazawa, Takeru. 1980. The Japanese Palaeolithic: A Techno-typological Study.. Rippu Shobo Publishing Company. Type CitationView Objects related to this Type Citation

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