Flint flake



Accession Number
AR50/2847
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Domestic equipment and utensils, Knife/blade
Material
Stone/minerals (Flint)
Provenance
Egypt, Armant, Surface find 2000
Measurements
Length: 67mm | Width: 51mm | Depth: 8mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

A buff patinated flint flake, which is probably part of a bifacial knife. One edge is straight, the other is curved, coming to a point, although it is broken at both ends. The rougher retouch along the lower edge may be due to re-sharpening, showing that the sharpener was right-handed. It originates from Armant.

Other Identity
2000T (written on the object in black ink)
Previous Owners
Egypt Exploration Society | University College London
Excavation Details

Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society at Armant during the 1936–37 season.

Acquisition
Assumed long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 14 Oct 2022

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