This authentic stone tool was fashioned by Neanderthals over 40,000 years ago out of flint and collected from a former Neanderthal occupation site in France, considered to be the "Capitol of Prehistory". The site this specimen was excavated from is now closed and protected by the government. The fact that this archeological site is off-limits to any collecting, makes this wonderful stone tool artifact exceedingly rare and desirable! Because collecting these artifacts has been off-limits for decades, genuine fine grade Mousterian Neanderthal tools such as this specimen are most certain to continue to appreciate in value as time goes on.
This is a SUPERB Neanderthal flint tool classified as a SIDE SCRAPER. It was made on a large flake of glowing translucent reddish golden flint that is famous for the Indre-et-Loire region of France. The cutting edge shows extensive use and reuse. When held to the light, the flint glows with an amazing translucency rarely seen in Paleolithic flint flake tools.
This fantastic flake tool is complete with evidence of prehistoric use. Present are intact mineral deposits and deep patina on the flint surfaces and hinge fractures to testify to its authenticity and lack of any modern alterations. A superb example from this famous Neanderthal region!