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DEFINITION: In lithics, severe short angles coming to a sharp point.
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cross-hatchingSYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: lattice decoration
DEFINITION: Ornamentation formed by a criss-cross of diagonal lines, described as acute-angled if the angle to the horizontal is more than 45 degrees and obtuse-angled if less than thisend scraperSYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: endscraper, grattoir
DEFINITION: A stone tool formed by chipping the end of a flake of stone which can then be used to scrape animal hides and wood. Its steeply angled (acute) working edge was used for flensing or softening hides and to dress skins. It appeared in Europe during the Upper Palaeolithic period. It differed from side scrapers in that it had a rounded retouched end and was often made on a blade. A side scraper had a retouched working edge along the long edge of the flake.trimmingSYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: fettling
DEFINITION: Cutting material away from the surface of a leather-hard pottery vessel with a tool, such as a lithic flake held at an acute angle to the vessel surface, to removed traces of the seam.