Definition of biface in US English:



  • 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.’