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bevel
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: beveled (adj.)
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A surface or edge which slopes away from a horizontal or vertical surface; the angle or inclination of a line or surface that meets another at any angle but 90?
beveled-rim bowl
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: beveled rim bowl
CATEGORY: ceramics
DEFINITION: A widespread, crudely made conical pottery vessel formed in a mold and having a sloped rim, characteristic of the Late Uruk period.
biface bevel
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A bevel which was formed by removing flakes from both faces of an edge.
biface bevel flaking
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: This flaking technique involved the removal of elongate, steep, pressure or percussion flakes just opposite each other from an edge to form a biface bevel and often biface serrations.
steep bevel
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A bevel of a blade edge or stem edge which was flaked at a steep (> 40 degree) angle to the plane of the face
unbeveled
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: An edge which was not steeply flaked into a bevel.
uniface bevel
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A bevel which was formed by removing seep flakes from just one face of an edge. The opposing face may have a few flat flake scars of the primary flaking of scattered retouch flake scars.

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