Type:  Huwayyan Foliate Biface

Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates



MoST ID: 2251

Pedestal Link: https://une.pedestal3d.com/r/EFaefo789-

Model Author:  Sharjah Archaeology Authority

This chert biface is from Jebel Al-Faya, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.  Although earlier stone tools have been found at the site, this biface likely dates to the Neolithic, ca. 4000-6000 BP.  Scale approximate.

Bifaces like these are referred to as ‘foliates’ in the Arabian literature.  More specifically, this biface might be classified as a ‘Huwayyan foliate’, Type I/II.

The biface is curated by the Sharjah Archaeology Authority, catalogue number FAY.NE10.30752.