Flake

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Unknown
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Flake, silcrete flake exhibiting multiple negative flake scars and retouch along margins.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flake - retouched
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Measurements
L37 x W40 x H12mm
Media/Materials description
Chert/Silcrete
History and use
This flake is formed from silcrete which is a very fine-grained rock. Shaping, or knapping, this type of stone creates tools with very sharp edges, making them ideal for cutting or scraping. These types of tools can be used to prepare food, shape wooden tools such as spears and to decorate tools by incising shapes into them.
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QE26710

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