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Thames pick
CATEGORY: lithics
DEFINITION: A term for a large, coarsely chipped Mesolithic tranchet ax and other long flint tools with tranchet-shaped points found in the River Thames.
pick
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: Long narrow core tool, sometimes slightly curved in profile, truncated at one end and pointed at the other. Typical of the Sangoan in Africa.
pickax
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: pickaxe
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A pick with a point at one end and a cutting blade at the other end.
picking
CATEGORY: technique
DEFINITION: An excavation technique which employs a small pickax, usually with a 5-7 inch pick, to loosen the soil, which is then shoveled out of the unit and screened.

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