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Burin (Graver) from La Madeleine, 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.

Photo of Burin (Graver) La Madeleine, Dordogne, France.
Image Credit: © Copyright Smithsonian Institution
Graver from La Madeleine, Dordogne, France NMNH #8190
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Site: La Madeleine, Dordogne, France
Page last updated: November 15, 2016