Results for bending:
- CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A detached piece produced by cracks initiated away from the point of applied force. These flakes usually have a pronounced lip, contracting lateral margins immediately below the striking platform, and no bulb of force.
- SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: pyrometric cones
DEFINITION: Small, elongated pyramids made of controlled mixtures of ceramic materials in a numbered sequence that soften and bend when heated under specific conditions. When cones are placed in a kiln during firing, their bending provides an index of heat treatment and proper firing.
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