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Hammerstone Fragment

Object Number:13109
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Paleolithic, Japan (uncertain)
Jomon (uncertain)
Neolithic (uncertain)
Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Maker: Unknown
Period: Late Paleolithic (uncertain)
Jomon (uncertain)
Date Made: Late Paleolithic, Japan
Early Date: -30000
Late Date: -10500
Section:Asian
Materials:Stone
Length: 6.2 cm
Width: 5.6 cm
Depth: 3.5 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with the Japanese Commissioner, World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

Description

Hammerstone Fragment. Smooth rounded end with pictage marks, or marks from striking. Dark colored stone. This hammerstone fragment shows pictage marks, or marks from striking or chipping. This feature is commonly found on this type of tool which were typically unaltered oblong stones with atleast one rounded end. They were probably used for chipping away at other stones to create stone tools of various forms. Hammerstones frequently are found in Paleolithic sites throughout Japan. Thus 13109 represents the stone technology of Late Paleolithic Japan.

Bibliography:

[Book] Nakatsu, Yukiko, and Oda, Shizuo, and Akazawa, Takeru. 1980. The Japanese Palaeolithic: A Techno-typological Study.. Rippu Shobo Publishing Company. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 40-41View Objects related to this Type Citation

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