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General term referring to a stone core tool that is usually pointed at one end and flaked on both flat faces until thin and sharp‐edged. Mainly found in Palaeolithic tool industries, and the type‐fossil of the Acheulian, they range in size from about 10 cm to over 20 cm in length, and are believed to be multi‐purpose tools for chopping, carcase dismemberment, and cutting.

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