Biface Blade

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Object Name: 
Biface Blade
Accession Number: 
62.7.1 C
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.9 cm, W: 2.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
probably about 1200 BCE-800 CE
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Primary Description: 
Biface Blade. Smokey grey obsidian. Long, narrow triangular blade with notches along both edges and rounded base coming to a point. Elliptical cross section.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Source
1962-09-20
Color: 
Material: 
Conservation of Glass (1989) p. 1, fig. 1.1; BIB# 24726