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William Cleaver (1742—1815) bishop of St Asaph


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Roughly U‐shaped stone tool with a transverse cutting edge. Acheulian bifacial cleavers resemble truncated handaxes with a straight or oblique edge instead of a point. On flake cleavers the cutting edge is generally formed by the intersection of the primary flake surface and a transverse flake seat on the upper surface.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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