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From the repository: Chipped stone blade of light gray chert, found in above deposit in Gahagan Mound, Pit 2. Base is squared and straight, the sides gently convex to a rounded point, no stem, The chipping or flaking technique of this and the other large blades from this burial is that of throwing off rather wide but shallow flakes transversely or slightly diagonally, meeting or overlapping alternatively in the center or the blade to produce a nearly flat surface, so that the ultimate effect is reasonably smooth despite the large size of flakes. The edges have secondary fine flaking to remove serrations and make them moderately smooth andd sharp. This blade is 12.7 cm. long, with a greatest width of 3.2 cm. at the base and 2.5 at midportion. Thickness is about 6 cm.

This biface is curated at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Archaeology, American Southeast, Caddo, Biface, Lithic


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