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Flakes

Small flint flakes and thin pieces. Two large flakes. Some show some retouching and resemble blades, sickle blades and scrapers. Total of seventy one pieces.

Provenance

From Giza, G2337 in drift sand against front wall, S of door. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2649–2134 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Largest piece: L 5.5 x Th 0.3 cm (2 3/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

12-10-24.1-71

Medium or Technique

Tan and amber flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Raw materials and by-products