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Edge chipping—technologically relevant in prehistory and in modern times

By Eileen De Guire / November 20, 2012

A sampling of banded ironstone spear points (except (A) and (C), which are black chert). They were made be prehistoric peoples by edge chipping the stone. Today, edge-chipping failure of ceramics is a serious concern in dental and high-impact applications. Credit: Wilkins; Science, AAAS. It is hunting season here in the Midwestern United States. Like…

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