University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2276
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Late Paleolithic (uncertain)
Jomon (uncertain)
Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Honshu
Kanagawa Prefecture
Yokohama
Period: Late Paleolithic (uncertain)
Jomon (uncertain)
Date Made: Late Paleolithic, Japan - Jomon
Early Date: -30000
Late Date: -400
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

Lithic tool. Stone roughly triangular shaped. Flat. This is one of a group of five stone tools which have several characterstics in common. They are 2275, 2276, 2277, 2278 and 2286. Each flat stone has a long narrow flat surface. They are made of similar types of stone and were collected in Yokohama. This fact as well as the crudeness of their retouching is comparable to the bifacially chipped adzes from this same series which have been assigned a Late Paleolithic or Jomon date. Like adze 2284, it is difficult to tell if the surface has been retouched and is made of the same type of stone.


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