CANAANEAN SICKLE BLADES,
This picture shows several examples of Canaanean core and blade/flake production related artifacts. They were excavated on an Early Bronze Age site in southern Israel at Tell Halif in the southern Levant region. At top center is a core with several uniform long narrow blade removal scars. At top left and right are two good examples of tabular scrapers. The example on the right is described as a blank (unused). At center left and lower left are two unused Canaanean blades. At second row second from left is a sickle blade segment that has sickle sheen from use. At lower right is a blade that is described as a reaper knife and it also has sickle sheen from use. At bottom row center is a blade that was used as a scraper and may have been resharpened from a much larger tabular scraper. The longest blade in this picture measures 8 3/4 inches (22.2 cm) long.