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From repository (Webb 1996:142): Fragments of flat chipped stone blades found scattered above Burial Pit 3. From these fragments, several whole (622) or nearly whole (625, 626) and fragmentary blades were assembled. 622 is a blade of brown quartzite, well made, with concave base and convex edges, somewhat asymmetrical; 625 is a large blade of gray chert, squared base, straight sides, part missing but originally excellent. 626 is trianguloid, of gray chert, with narrow end broken off and the wide end well worked to a good edge, so that it may have served as a celt. 624 is the basal part of an excellent blade of gray chert, squared at base; upper half missing. All of these suggest the ceremony of breaking and scattering objects as grave offerings.

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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