Burin from Abri des Merveilles

Burin from Abri des Merveilles
Age: About 30,000 years old
Location of Discovery: Abri des Merveilles, Dordogne, France

Burins are specialized stone flakes with sharp, chisel-like tips. Humans used them to work bone, antler, ivory, and wood and to carve designs and images on the surfaces of these materials.