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Flake

rock fragment intentionally removed from a stone core during the flaking or shaping of raw material. It can function as a blank for the manufacture, by retouching, of other specific types of instrument.

 

Flake-originating tool

stone tool manufactured through the transformation of flakes by retouching.

 

Flaking

method that consists in the knapping of a rock to extract fragments to use as blank of lithic tool manufacture.

 

Foraminifera

unicellular, predominantly marine animals, with a calcareous shell encasing the body.

Forest Area

land devoted to forestry, including forest settlements, burnt areas of forest settlements, shallow cut areas, and other wooded areas.

Fossil

name given to animal or plant remains or traces that are preserved in rocks, which formation was contemporary of these living organisms.

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