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Blade or scraper

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This worked flake of light beige flint is likely either a blade or scraper. It is roughly rectanular with very straight side edges and slightly rounded ends. It exhibits slight abrasion.

Provenance

Possibly from Tarkhan. By 1913: with the British School of Archaeology in Egypt; given to the MFA by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. (Accession Date: November 6, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of British School of Archaeology in Egypt

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1–2, 2960–2649 B.C.

Findspot

possibly from Tarkhan, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.2837

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers