Burin from Abri des Merveilles

Burin from Abri des Merveilles
Exhibit item
Age: 
About 30,000 years old
Site: 
Abri des Merveilles, Dordogne, France

Burins are specialized stone flakes with sharp, chisel-like tips. Humans used them to work bone, antler, ivory, and wood and to carve designs and images on the surfaces of these materials.

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