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Chert Flake Knife

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Flake Knife, 1100-900 B.C.E., chert, 1.75 inches long, University of Melbourne, 1952.3.33.

One of three chert flakes that are believed to be knives from an archaeological site west of the You Yang Hills between Geelong and Bacchus March, Victoria in Australia. Chert is a hard and compact sedimentary rock, consisting dominantly of very small quartz crystals.

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