University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:13163
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Late Paleolithic (uncertain)
Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Provenience: Japan
Period: Late Paleolithic (uncertain)
Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Date Made: Late Paleolithic, Japan - Yayoi
Early Date: -30000
Late Date: 250
Length: 6.5 cm
Width: 5 cm
Thickness: 1.3 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with the Japanese Commissioner, World's Columbian Exposition, 1893
Other Number:3 - Other Number


Point, awl, bec or adze (へら状石器). Triangle with long point. Thick at center. Dark brown stone. 13163 and 13147 are similar in shape and form. Wide cutting edge may have been used for scraping, cutting, or digging. End of both specimens is broken off. Assigned a broad date range from Late Paleolithic to Yayoi because of insufficient context.

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