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[deb-i-tij] /ˈdɛb ɪ tɪdʒ/
noun, Archaeology
lithic debris and discards found at the sites where stone tools and weapons were made.
Origin of debitage
< French débitage, equivalent to débit(er) to cut up, saw up (< dé- de- + -biter, verbal derivative of bitte bitt) + -age -age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The quartz debitage contains similar frequencies of both cortical and non-cortical debitage exhibiting a range of flake sizes.
  • More artifacts and debitage were collected for dating purposes.
  • Bailey is knowledgeable about prehistoric artifact types and collected all artifacts, including debitage.
  • We also recovered one small chert projectile point fragment and six pieces of lithic debitage.
  • Surface evidence included flaked stone tools, lithic debitage, and six hearths.

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