In that study, he said he aimed to 'understand the transition from the stratigraphically lower flake tool
assemblages found in the caves into the upper Neolithic assemblages that are found both in the caves and in the open sites (by) looking for evidence of changes in material culture and subsistence strategies through time.'
9k), which has been reworked into a bifacial flake tool
after loss of the distal end as a result of impact fracture.
the location of this as end, edge or side wear), pounding facets, mineral residue etc., (2) evidence for grindinguse; (3) crushing anviluse (either primary or secondary) or (4) re-use as a flake tool
Another type of specialised skin-working flake tool
with deliberately shaped sharp points/edges appeared in late Holocene assemblages from three islands: Mussau, Reef Santa Cruz and Vanuatu.
But the Armenian site suggests that multiple groups figured out how to create the flake tools
Unlike the French assemblages --that are centuries older to boot--, in which it is true that flakes as well as blades and bladelets are sometimes important as tool blanks, the Miron ones have large quantities of flakes and flake tools
on local, non-flint raw materials and variable quantities of laminar and especially lamellar products on fine-grain, non-local flints.
The easy-to-manufacture tools - also known as microliths - were a vast improvement over larger stone flake tools
used previously, according to Michael Petraglia, an archaeologist at the University of Oxford, UK, who led the study.
Stone axes and flake tools
: evaluations from two New Guinea Highlands societies.
Limestone pebbles were used to make chopping tools, flint for the modification of cores, flakes, and flake tools
, and basalt mainly for the production of bifaced hand axes and cleavers.
Gravers are also flake tools
that have been modified by simple retouch to form a protrusion on a thicker part of the flake that is suitable for scraping or gouging.
Artefacts recovered during the current excavations were restricted to stone objects, including two adzes and four adze preforms, six cores and retouched cores, and 19 flake tools
. There was no discernable pattern of distribution of artefact type or material within the site except that the density of flake tools
was higher in the fill of the three large post holes than elsewhere.
Jones (1971:217-8,438) recorded 204 implements (both core tools and flake tools
) from a total of 376 retouched pieces including cores from the North Cave and the South Cave (Jones 1971: Tables 10-12, redrawn in White and O'Connell 1982: 163).