Examples of flint blades from Area 1 at Tell Tuneinir (in Mesopotamia) from the third millennium.





Flint sickle (or threshing sled?) blade from Area 1, Square 60, locus 015. Silica gloss and binding residue (tar or bitumen) are present. Length = 5.7 cm, Width = 3.4 cm, Thickness = 0.7 cm, and weight = 26.3 grams. The width and morphology of this blade are different from the majority of sickle blades from Tuneinir; it may have been used in a threshing sled. Stone Registration number 510.3





Flint sickle blade from Area 1, Square 62, locus 022. Silica gloss and binding residue are present. Length = 5.9 cm, Width = 2.0 cm, Thickness = 0.6 cm, and weight = 8.1 grams. Stone Registration number 560.2





Flint sickle blade from Area 1, Square 60, locus 020. Silica gloss and binding residue are present. Length = 7.0 cm, Width = 2.7 cm, Thickness = 0.8 cm, and weight = 16.3 grams. Stone Registration number 506





Flint sickle blade from Area 1, Square 62, locus 011. Silica gloss and binding residue are present. Length = 6.4 cm, Width = 2.6 cm, Thickness = 0.7 cm, and weight = 17.0 grams. Stone Registration number 553.1





Flint blade from Area 1, Square 62, locus 021. Length = 7.6 cm, Width = 2.5 cm, Thickness = 0.8 cm, and weight = 16.7 grams. Stone Registration number 556





Utilized flint blade from Area 1, Square 60, locus 011. Length = 7.0 cm, Width = 2.7 cm, Thickness = 0.8 cm, and weight = 16.3 grams. Stone Registration number 502.1