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Object Record

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Title Onondaga Biface
Object Name Point, Projectile
Catalog Number X2005.1.148
Description Biface manufactured on Onondaga chert. Cortex present on the dorsal-distal area. Presence of distal flaking suggests this biface was a small blade or triangular point, but classification cannot be accurately determined.
Provenance A biface is a flaked stone that has been worked on both faces. A biface may have been used as a cutting, scraping, or chopping tool, or may represent a tool that was in the process of being manufactured. A biface cannot be accurately dated as these tools appeared from the Paleo-Indian (10,000 B.C.) to the historic period (400 A.D.) of Native chronology.
Material Stone
Length (cm) 4.5
Width (cm) 2
Height (cm) 1