Semilunar Implements

These limestone and sandstone implements, apparently for chopping, cutting, scraping, or abrading, are one of the more common templates in the assemblage.  In almost all instances, they are distinctly contoured for a right-handed grasp.
The seven implements above show a feature that appears quite frequently throughout the assemblage, also on scrapers of other shapes.  This is the ledge carved typically at about 45 degrees from the proximal end to the upper bit edge, providing for advan- tageous positioning of the index finger.

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