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Knife (uncertain)

Scraper (uncertain)

Object Number:2279A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Paleolithic (uncertain)
Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Provenience: Japan
Kanagawa Prefecture
Period: Paleolithic, Japan (uncertain)
Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Date Made: Paleolithic, Japan - Yayoi
Early Date: -200000
Late Date: 250
Inscription Language:English Language
Credit Line:Gift of Francis C. Macauley, Esq., 1890
Other Number:None - Field No SF
None - Other Number


Flake which may have been used as a knife or scraper. Black stone. During the process of making a stone tool flakes are detached from a stone core. This flake may have been produced with the intention of making it into a specific type of tool. A blade or point would have been created through finer chipping and flaking called retouching. The flake could also have been coincidentally created during the process of making another stone 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 even into the Yayoi period.


[Book] Abbott, Charles C. 1890. Annual report of the Curator of the Museum of American Archaeology in connection with the University of Pennsylvania.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 32View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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