University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2274
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Paleolithic (uncertain)
Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Honshu
Kanagawa Prefecture
Yokohama
Period: Paleolithic, Japan (uncertain)
Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Date Made: Paleolithic, Japan - Yayoi
Early Date: -200000
Late Date: 250
Section:Asian
Materials:Stone
Technique:Flaked
Chipped
Inscription Language:English Language
Credit Line:Gift of Francis C. Macauley, 1890
Other Number:None - Field No SF
None - Other Number

Description

Large flake which may have been used as a knife or scraper. Bulb of percussion visible on one side. Parallel ends each with a lip, one of which has ridges. Gray to black stone. This flake shows evidence of how it was formed. Striking patterns are indicated by the bulb of percussion on one side and the flaking scars on the other. Although it may simply have been the by product created in the process of making another stone tool, it is also possible that its sharp edges could have been used as a cutting tool. This type of tool has definate similarities to examples identified as of the Paleolithic period although their production is linked to the flaked stone tool technology which may have continued in successive periods.


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