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n. Archaeology
A bifacial stone tool.


(Archaeology) a prehistoric stone tool with two faces


a bifacial tool.
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Adj.1.biface - having two faces or frontsbiface - having two faces or fronts; "the Roman Janus is bifacial"
bidirectional - reactive or functioning or allowing movement in two usually opposite directions
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Una via de analisis que colabora para afirmar que las piezas con adelgazamiento bifacial tuvieron como formas base biface es la serie tecnica (Tabla 6): predomina el retoque parcialmente extendido profundo (N=10) y extendido profundo (N=4), atributos caracteristicos de los bifaces stricto sensu (Hocsman 2006).
There are more than 35,000 recorded sites in Oregon so far, and about 25 biface caches have been found," Pouley said Monday in a telephone interview.
Shovel tests from the upper terrace have produced an obsidian scraper, obsidian microblade-production debitage, and a deeply buried small discoidal biface.
The standard model recognizes five stages or modes of ancient stone tool making: pebble, biface, core, blade, and microlith.
For example the Stone Age hand-axe, the Acheulean biface, used by our ancestors 500,000 years ago, had been in use unchanged for more than a million years.
It would amount to asking whether human teeth function as a flint biface or human legs function as a bicycle.
La tendance du biface a couper n'importe quoi suppose evidemment que quelqu'un soit en mesure d'accomplir cette action.
2) Otro ejemplo de transliteracion alternativa es el caso de otra estela perteneciente a este personaje, la cual se conserva en el Museo del Louvre, Paris (C 50) bajo el nombre "Stele biface de Dedia, chef des dessinateurs d'Amon.
Ademas, instrumentos enteros y fracturados: preformas de puntas, nucleos, un biface y percutores de materia prima aun sin identificar.
Tindale, Norman B 1949 'Large biface implements from Mornington Island, Queensland and from South Western Australia', Records of the South Australian Museum 9:157-66.
A biface excavated at Auwa is 124 mm long, though the limitation of the raw material is reflected by patches of cortex on both surfaces that show that the original block was only 44 mm thick (Fig.
appears to be between 13,200 and 15,500 years old and it includes biface and blade technology that may have later been adapted and improved upon by the Clovis culture.