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M340 - SUPREME NEANDERTHAL MOUSTERIAN FLINT CORDIFORM HANDAXE FROM FRANCE

$1,595.00
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M340 - SUPREME NEANDERTHAL MOUSTERIAN FLINT CORDIFORM HANDAXE FROM FRANCE

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ID
Mousterian Hand Axe
FOUND
Rock Shelter - Caen, France
AGE
MOUSTERIAN:  80,000 - 40,000 years
SIZE
2.15" long
CONDITION
INTACT AND COMPLETE. NO REPAIR
OR RESTORATION. BI-COLOR
PATINA AND MINERAL SEDIMENTS.
NOTE
EXCELLENT EXAMPLE WITH TOP
WORKMANSHIP. COMPLETE WITH
CHOICE PRESERVATION. IN "AS MADE"
CONDITION WITH NO MODERN DAMAGE.

SITES WHERE THESE CAN BE FOUND
HAVE LONG BEEN CLOSED AND
PROTECTED IN FRANCE. FROM A
FORMER DUTCH PRIVATE COLLECTION.
INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX - Actual Item - One Only
Comes with a certificate of 
authenticity / information sheet

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With spectacular flaking and workmanship, this flint CORDIFORM handaxe was made 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.  Acquired from an old Dutch private collection.

Unlike their much larger predecessors of the Sahara during the Acheulian, Mousterian handaxes are much smaller in comparison.  Not only are Mousterian handaxes considered some of the rarest and most prized tools of the Neanderthals, this exquisite representation is a perfectly executed example.  The entire surface features a naturally lustrous soil sheen and a warm gold hue to the flint.  Authenticity is evidenced by the presence of minerals deep in hinge fractures and microscopic crevices.  COMPLETE AND AS MADE.  NO RESTORATION, REPAIR OR MODERN DAMAGE. 

Fine quality Mousterian Neanderthal tools are rare and often move from one private collection to the next as most sites are now depleted, destroyed, built over and all are protected by law forbidding modern day digging.  It is probable by simple logistics, that over time, high grade archeological tools will most definitely appreciate as collector demand continues to outpace the finite supply circulating amongst collectors that buy pieces and never resell.  Investment aside, no Paleolithic collection should be without representative tools of one of the most famous primitive humans in history! 

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