Bordes Biface OBJ Flake Model Files

  • Matthew D Hunstiger (Creator)



This dataset consists of flake models representing an experimental archaeological reduction. This Bordes Biface was knapped by the late French prehistorian and archaeologist François Bordes. It and its related flakes are housed at the University of Arizona's School of Anthropology. These models are of the flakes that were created, or knapped off, as Bordes made that biface. They were created for the purpose of studying scar directionality in archaeological chipped stone analysis, and formed part of the experimental side of a dissertation by Matthew D. Hunstiger.

Dataset consists of one ZIP archive containing 16 virtual flake models, each represented by one OBJ file with an accompanying MTL file, for 32 total files. The flakes were scanned with a NextEngine Inc.’s Desktop 3D Scanner SD (standard definition) or HD (high definition), and then virtually assembled using 3D Systems' Inc. Geomagic Design X and Verify. These models can be viewed with a variety of software, for example
Date made available2016
PublisherData Repository for the University of Minnesota
Date of data productionMay 1 2011 - Aug 31 2011

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