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Biface Knife
Description: This long, narrow, and triangular knife blade has an acute point. The lateral and basal edges are irregular, and the knife blade is made of very dark gray flint. This piece is from Glacial Kame Culture. The Glacial Kame people are noted for their emphasis on ceremony, but their daily lives were much like those of other Archaic cultures. They hunted with spears aided by spear throwers. Deer, their major source of meat, also provided antler tines that were made into tools for pressure flaking flint knives and spear points, or into harpoons for fishing. Deer leg bones were cut and ground into sharp-pointed awls for sewing and basket making. Slate and coal from glacial deposits were made into ornaments, perhaps for "everyday" use. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A1988_000006
Subjects: Prehistoric peoples; Knives, Prehistoric;
Places: Biface Knife