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M377 - FINEST RARE DOUBLE NEANDERTHAL MOUSTERIAN FLINT SAW DENTICULATE TOOL FROM FRANCE

$475.00
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M377 - FINEST RARE DOUBLE NEANDERTHAL MOUSTERIAN FLINT SAW DENTICULATE TOOL FROM FRANCE

$475.00
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ID
Mousterian Tool
FOUND
Rock Shelter - Dordogne, France
AGE
MOUSTERIAN:  80,000 - 40,000 years
SIZE
2.7" long
CONDITION
INTACT AND COMPLETE.
NO REPAIR OR RESTORATION.
NOTE
RARE DOUBLE TOOL WITH TWO 
OPPOSING SAW CUTTING EDGES
EXPERTLY MADE WITH TEXTBOOK
FORM. FINEST EXAMPLE WITH
WELL-DEFINED DENTICULATE
CUTTING EDGES. LARGE!
INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX - Actual Item - One Only

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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 Neanderthal SAW or DENTICULATE.  It is rare in that it features TWO opposing sawing edges of differing degrees, both expertly flaked! The identifying feature of this typology is its undulating, wavy cutting edge made on a blade.  It was made into an ingenious double tool so that when one side dulls, the other can be flipped over and used without having to stop and re-sharpen at that moment.  This flake tool is complete and in its original form as it was made by Neanderthals at least 40,000 years ago.  All cutting edges are still intact as made.   Intact original sediments from the layer in which it was dug are still attached on some surfaces and the microscopic crevices - evidence of authenticity not found in fakes or altered artifacts.  Heavy cave deposits on one side.  NO RESTORATION, REPAIR OR MODERN DAMAGE. 

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