University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:13161
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Jomon
Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Period: Jomon
Date Made: Jomon
Early Date: -10500
Late Date: -400
Section:Asian
Materials:Stone
Technique:Flaked
Chipped
Length: 7.9 cm
Width: 3.6 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with the Japanese Commissioner, World's Columbian Exposition, 1893
Other Number:2 - Other Number

Description

Stemmed scraper (石匙). Thin elongated shape. Bifacially retouched near stem and at tip. Large chip in one edge. Stemmed scrapers were found throughout the Jomon period. 13161 is much more refined than the typical elongated stemmed scrapers common in Northern Japan and which are demonstrated in the collections by 29-183-2, 29-183-3, 29-183-10 and 29-183-12. It is much thinner, more finely retouched and of a different type of stone.


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