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Burin from Laugerie Haute & Basse, 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 from Laugerie Haute & Basse, Dordogne, France
Image Credit: Smithsonian's Human Origins Program
Burin from Laugerie Haute & Basse, Dordogne, France NMNH #99559
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Site: Laugerie Haute & Bass, Dordogne, France
Page last updated: November 15, 2016