An object, such as a hand-CATEGORY: tool DEFINITION: A hollow tubelike instrument used to collect samples of soils, pollens, and other materials from below the surface. SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: core tablet CATEGORY: artifact DEFINITION: A roughly round slightly wedge-shaped flake of flint with the remains of flake beds around the outside edge.
Such flakes are the product of extending the life of a core that has become uneven or difficult to work but which still has the potential to yield further blades.
technique using a hollow metal tube driven into the ground to lift a column of earth for stratigraphic study.
A core sample is a roughly cylindrical piece of subsurface material removed by a special drill and brought to the surface for examination.
Such a sample reveals the properties of underground rock, such as its porosity and permeability and allows investigation of the features of a given strata., chopper, or scraper, formed by chipping away flakes from a core.
These tools, often large and relatively heavy, were characteristic of Paleolithic the culture.
CATEGORY: artifact DEFINITION: A flint or stone core from which blades have been struck.
Such cores are typically conical or pyramidal in shape; to produce regular even blades a certain degree of preparation is needed as well as periodic rejuvenation.
Both these activities produce their own distinctive debitage..
These include possessions of the great patrician families of Rome, such as paintings illustrating Dionysiac mysteries, jewels, and magnificent gold and silver household furnishings.
The cubiculum of one villa at Boscoreale is preserved in the Metropolitan Museum of New York City and other items are kept at the Louvre.
Many of the rich hoards were accidentally saved by the volcanic catastrophe of 79 AD.