This is an early biface from the Early to Middle Archaic period (5000 BP - 8000 BP range). The length is 5 inches, width is 2 1/8 inches.
This beautiful Golden -Tan chert biface has a bi-convex cross-section. The flaking is by initial percussion followed by pressure edgework. It was found in northwestern Nevada in the 1960's. This type of early biface was typically used for skinning large game. It was handheld when used, as opposed to being hafted into a handle.
This artifact comes with a Ben Stermer - Western Typology certificate of authenticity, certificate # 8194 dated 08/31/2008. Please reach out if you have any questions.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\Pre-1600\Artifacts". The seller is "preclovisam" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.