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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.
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bifacial

adjective Having or referring to two leaves, flat or channelled with distinct adaxial and abaxial surfaces.
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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.
Most authors have accepted that, to some extent, the finely crafted Kimberley points that made their way into the hands of adjacent Aboriginal groups, antiquarians and archaeologists during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries were the product of recent (post-contact) developments, due to the relative absence in archaeological excavations of finds of finely crafted bifacially worked pressure flaked points with serrate or denticulate margins (e.g.
Flaked Points: A bifacially flaked basalt point, now ca.
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. However, if one presumes that the bifacial preparation was normally undertaken to shape the core blank, this would not have been necessary with the tabular raw material from which the Charlie Lake core was made.