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===Use on other Artifact Types===
 
===Use on other Artifact Types===
 
*[[Burin-Faceted Projectile Point]]
 
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==Identification==
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===Differentiating from unintentioned breaks===
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*{{Cite|EpsteinJF-1960|Epstein 1960:194}}
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"A break usually shows a slightly "rolled" surface, and one edge of the break has a sharp lip or depression as a result of the two pieces hinging apart (Epstein 1960b). A burin facet, however, has very sharp edges and often a slightly concave surface. A negative bulb of percussion just below the striking point is usually considered diagnostic of the burin technique because it
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indicates that a burin blow has been struck"

Revision as of 01:59, 17 February 2018

Artifact: Stone Tool
Class Flaked Stone
Culture(s) Various
Temporal Period {{{5}}}

Variants

Burination

Use on other Artifact Types

Identification

Differentiating from unintentioned breaks

"A break usually shows a slightly "rolled" surface, and one edge of the break has a sharp lip or depression as a result of the two pieces hinging apart (Epstein 1960b). A burin facet, however, has very sharp edges and often a slightly concave surface. A negative bulb of percussion just below the striking point is usually considered diagnostic of the burin technique because it indicates that a burin blow has been struck"

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