One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A type of prehistoric stone implement flaked on both faces.
- ‘In general, these are relatively thick and crudely flaked lanceolate bifaces with slightly expanding stems.’
- ‘The stone tools included 16 bifaces, one uniface side scraper, 16 modified flakes, and six cores.’
- ‘One twelve-year-old was buried with a range of grave goods including a stone biface, bone awls, a shark's tooth, and barbed bone points.’
- ‘Our data indicate that much of the jasper was carried away from the quarry as potential flake tools, flake blanks, and bifaces.’
- ‘Early and middle stage bifaces also probably served as preforms for later stage bifaces and/or as easily transportable bifacial cores.’
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