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M352 - SUPERB COLORFUL MOUSTERIAN NEANDERTHAL OVATE SCRAPER FROM FRANCE WITH QUINA RETOUCH

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M352 - SUPERB COLORFUL MOUSTERIAN NEANDERTHAL OVATE SCRAPER FROM FRANCE WITH QUINA RETOUCH

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ID
Mousterian Tool
FOUND
Indre-et-Loire, West Central France
AGE
MOUSTERIAN:  80,000 - 40,000 years ago
SIZE
2.8" long
CONDITION
INTACT AND COMPLETE
NO REPAIR OR RESTORATION.
NOTE
SUPERB SPECIMEN!!!  TEXTBOOK
REFERENCE EXAMPLE WITH QUINA
MOUSTERIAN STEEP RETOUCH ON
MAIN CUTTING EDGE.
INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX - Actual Item - One Only

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This is a TOP GRADE Neanderthal flint tool classified as a OVATE SCRAPER.  It was made of a beautiful colorful flint known from the region where it was originally found.  There is a cutting edge on the distal end and also on one side making this a combination END and SIDE SCRAPER.  The one side shows fantastic MOUSTERIAN QUINA RETOUCH, also called SCALAR retouch whereby the original Neanderthal maker hit an edge of the tool with a series of secondary blows giving the effect of fish scales.  This trait was first attributed to the La Quina Mousterian type-site in France but is occasionally seen on tools from various sites all dated to the Mousterian Middle Paleolithic era.  

The cutting edge is masterfully retouched with this Quina retouch technique. 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!  NO RESTORATION, REPAIR OR MODERN DAMAGE.

This authentic stone tool was fashioned by Neanderthals over 40,000 years ago out of flint and collected from a former Neanderthal site in France, considered to be the "Capitol of Prehistory".  The region this specimen was collected 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. 

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