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A good Paleolithic (Neanderthal) flint "Core" hand axe, Lynford Quarry, Norfolk.
A good Paleolithic (Neanderthal) flint
A good Paleolithic (Neanderthal) flint A good Paleolithic (Neanderthal) flint A good Paleolithic (Neanderthal) flint A good Paleolithic (Neanderthal) flint
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Site occupied and dated to 65,000 to 57,000 years ago. A good Paleolithic (Neanderthal) flint "Core" hand axe found many years back close to the now famous Paleolithic Neanderthal habitation site of Lynford Quarry, Norfolk.[This famous and well documented site sat on the edge of an ancient channel of water where Neanderthals thrived and hunted. When excavated many years back, hundreds of flint tools were unearthed alongside thousands of butchered bones and teeth of Mammoths, Woolly Rhinos and Deers. The quarry is now a nature reserve owned by English Heritage so tools can no longer be unearthed here, so this is a rare opportunity to obtain a good Neanderthal flint tool from a notable site]. A sizable flint core of a pleasant banded light grey flint, once used for the production of  other flint flake tools but the flint core itself has then been cleverly reworked to form a distinct chopping edge and then would have been used as a hand axe / chopper (Early Recycling!), the small percussive scars along the chopping edge testify to its use as a chopper or axe. Pebble cortex remaining on butt end to aide grip in use. In very nice overall condition, with good surface ageing and a pleasant patination. A pleasant and scarce Neanderthal hand tool from a notable site, 100mm wide x 84mm deep x 50mm thick