from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Archaeology A bifacial stone tool.
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- n. A double-sided stone tool
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- adj. having two faces or fronts
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But Bergstrom identified it as a "biface" because it's been "flaked" on all sides.
In addition to the flakes we uncovered two dozen fire-scorched rocks, a biface knife, a broken piece of fossiliferous chert that had been heated.
An obsidian biface, part of a bone needle, and other artifacts were found with the skeleton.
The seemingly deliberate placement of the biface immediately below the skull resembles a purposeful interment.
Study of the biface and the eye of the needle revealed no signs of wear, suggesting that they may have been made specifically as grave offerings.
A kilometre away, near our campsite, a broken aterian biface and some crude flake tools were noted, but no concentration of artifacts that would indicate any larger permanent settlement.
a cold steel, Laredo bowie, a flint knapping kit with a large novaculite biface and a trained peregrine falcon