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u·ni·fa·cial

 (yo͞o′nə-fā′shəl)
adj.
1. Having, presenting, or oriented toward a single face: unifacial leaves.
2. Archaeology Flaked in such a way as to produce a cutting edge that is sharp on one side only. Used of a stone tool.

u′ni·fa′cial·ly adv.
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Adj.1.unifacial - having but one principal or specialized surfaceunifacial - having but one principal or specialized surface; "a primitive unifacial flint tool"
unidirectional - operating or moving or allowing movement in one direction only; "a unidirectional flow"; "a unidirectional antenna"; "a unidirectional approach to a problem"
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This identification is made on the basis of the presence of at least one of the following criteria: (1) one or two flat surfaces; (2) characteristic surface grooves or striations, or both; (3) the presence of one or more holes; and (4) at least one edge that is unifacially bevelled, rounded, blunted, bifacially bevelled and blunted with a third facet, or has a narrow longitudinal ridge.
The platform for this was the natural edge of the tablet or a unifacially prepared platform.