Flake

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Unknown
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Flake
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flake
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Production date
Unknown
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Measurements
L67 x W33 x H16mm
Media/Materials description
Quartzite
History and use
Flakes are stone tools which have been struck from a larger piece of stone. Flakes can be identified by a number of diagnostic features including bulb of percussion, a platform, negative flake scars and ripples. Flakes can also be further worked (retouched) to create specifically shaped tools for different tasks including cutting, scraping and piercing.
Registration number
QE26721

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