Lithic Flake - Anatomy & Terminology

Wikipedia's entry for the lithic flake is pretty comprehensive and includes onward links to many of the terms used:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithic_flake





Blade:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade_(archaeology)

Bulb of Percussion:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulb_of_applied_force

Burin Flake:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burin

Conchoidal Fracture:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conchoidal_fracture

Core (Nucleus):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithic_core

Cortex:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortex_(archaeology)

Debitage:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debitage

Eraillure Flake:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eraillure

Hammerstone:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammerstone

Hertzian Cone:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hertzian_cone

Lithic Reduction:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithic_reduction

Prismatic Blade:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prismatic_blade

Spall:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spall

Striking Platform:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Striking_platform

Termination (of Flakes):
Feather/monotomic termination
Hinge termination
Overshot/outrepasse/plunging termination
Perverse termination
Step/snap termination
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Termination_type