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Flake blade

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This fragment of a flake knife (trap. c. s.) of greenish flint has one blunt end and one rounded end. Both edges show retouching. It retains slight sandy incrustations.

Provenance

1934, excavated at Rayy (Cheshmeh Ali Tepe, in present-day Iran), by the University Museum-M.F.A. Persian Expedition; 1935, assigned to the MFA as part of the division of excavated objects. (Accession Date: June 6, 1935)

Credit Line

University Museum—M. F. A. Persian Expedition

Near Eastern, Iranian, Hissar, Prehistoric, 20000–5500 B.C.

Findspot

Rayy, Iran

Dimensions

Length x depth (min) x depth (max): 5.1 x 0.2 x 0.7 cm (2 x 1/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

35.926

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers