Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology
San Nicolas Island Bifaces: A Distinctive Stone Tool Manufacturing Technique
- Author(s): Rosenthal, E. Jane
- et al.
Recent archaeological investigations on San Nicolas Island resulted in the discovery and analysis of 14 abraded cherty shale bifaces from CA-SNI-214. Because of their atypical material, forms, and manufacturing technique, these bifaces represent a unusual artifact association (at least three point types). Several explanations for the occurrence and function of the bifaces are explored.