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M379 - SUPERB MOUSTERIAN NEANDERTHAL CONCAVE NOTCH SCRAPER FLAKE TOOL FROM FRANCE

$295.00
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M379 - SUPERB MOUSTERIAN NEANDERTHAL CONCAVE NOTCH SCRAPER FLAKE TOOL FROM FRANCE

$295.00
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ID
Mousterian Tool
FOUND
Rock Shelter - Dordogne (near Plazac),
France
AGE
MOUSTERIAN:  80,000 - 40,000 years
SIZE
1.7" long
CONDITION
INTACT AND COMPLETE - NO REPAIR OR
RESTORATION.
NOTE
SUPERB PREHISTORIC SECONDARY
RETOUCH ON CUTTING EDGE TO
SHARPEN AND RE-SHARPEN. CAVE
DEPOSITS STILL ATTACHED.
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 TOP GRADE Neanderthal flint tool classified as a CONCAVE NOTCH SCRAPER.  It features a prominent concave scraping edge purposely flaked on one side.  A flat area was flaked above it for the index finger to rest and press down on the flake as it was used.  Notches or concave side scrapers, as they are interchangeably called, were believed to be used to shape small diameter cylindrical objects in bone or ivory.  The cutting edge shows expert Neanderthal secondary retouch to sharpen and re-sharpen, in antiquity.  A wonderful patina and soil sheen from burial, dominates the flint surface.  Cave floor mineral deposits are attached on the both sides.  This fantastic flake tool is complete with prehistoric evidence of use.  It has 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. 

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