Stone Tool: Bifacial Cleaver

1995.12.0002

Photo of Stone Tool: Bifacial Cleaver

Detailed Images

Basic Information

Artifact Identification Stone Tool: Bifacial Cleaver   (1995.12.0002)
Classification Materials T&E : Multiple Use T&E for Materials : N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Africa, West, Mauritania, Fort Gouraud
Period/Date Paleolithic, Acheulean, 1,000,000–250,000 BP
Culture Acheulean
Location On Exhibitin the Africa exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 22.3 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 12.7 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 4.8 cm
Weight 1329 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Quartzite
Manufacturing Processes N/A
Munsell Color Information Light Brown (7.5 YR 6/6)

Research Remarks

Published Description

“ ... Fine for type ....” - Frederick Dosé, appraiser

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography

Phillipson, David. African Archaeology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Harmer Rooke Galleries NY. Catalog, 7/31/85: # 381-383. [English, Egyptian, and West Asian examples]

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of Drs. Albert V. and Marguerite Carozzi
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

Share What You Know!

The Spurlock Museum actively seeks opportunities to improve what we know and record about our collections. If you have knowledge about this object, please get in touch with our Registration staff by using the form below. Please note that we cannot give appraisals, provide any information related to value, or authenticate artifacts.

Please enter your first name.
Please enter your last name.
Please enter a valid email address.
Please enter comments you would like to share about the artifact.

All fields are required.