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pressure flaking

noun
1.
a method of manufacturing a flint tool by pressing flakes from a stone core with a pointed implement, usually of wood tipped with antler or copper.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • None show an appreciable amount of pressure flaking.
  • The bipolar technique, direct freehand percussion or pressure flaking can be used in these instances.
  • The shoulders are generally weakly formed and edges are minimally fashioned by pressure flaking.
  • The presumed goal is to alter the stone such that it is easier to reduce, either by free-hand percussion or pressure flaking.

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