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bifacial

(bī-fā′shəl)
adj.
1. Having two faces, fronts, or façades.
2. Having two opposing surfaces that are alike.
3. Archaeology Flaked in such a way as to produce a cutting edge that is sharp on both sides. Used of a stone tool.

bi·fa′cial·ly adv.

bifacial

adjective Having or referring to two leaves, flat or channelled with distinct adaxial and abaxial surfaces.

bifacial

(bī-fā′shăl) [″ + facies, face]
Having similar opposite surfaces.
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A finely serrated, bifacially flaked stone point that appears to be Kimberley in origin, but was found in the Alligator Rivers region, is on display at Cooinda, Kakadu National Park.
The largest bifacially invasive point in this sample is from Carlton, in the east Kimberley, but no pattern correlating size with geographic location is obvious.
The bifacially pressure flaked 'Kimberley point' is probably the most easily recognised formal stone artefact type from Aboriginal Australia, although ironically, this 'stone' artefact is most widely known as a flaked bottle glass artefact, as it was in this form that it was widely traded and collected in colonial Australia and elsewhere.
Two bifacially flaked greenstone points were found near the nominal base of the site.
Technologically, the Charlie Lake specimen is different from many Alaska specimens because it is not prepared bifacially.