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A huge & heavy Paleolithic (Neanderthal) flint chopper with Ammonite Fossil, Lynford Quarry, Norfolk
A huge & heavy Paleolithic (Neanderthal) flint chopper with Ammonite Fossil, Lynford Quarry, Norfolk
A huge & heavy Paleolithic (Neanderthal) flint chopper with Ammonite Fossil, Lynford Quarry, Norfolk A huge & heavy Paleolithic (Neanderthal) flint chopper with Ammonite Fossil, Lynford Quarry, Norfolk A huge & heavy Paleolithic (Neanderthal) flint chopper with Ammonite Fossil, Lynford Quarry, Norfolk A huge & heavy Paleolithic (Neanderthal) flint chopper with Ammonite Fossil, Lynford Quarry, Norfolk
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Site occupied and dated to 65,000 to 57,000 years ago. A huge and heavy (>1.5kg) Paleolithic (Neanderthal) "Bone smasher" flint chopper containing a partial inclusion from a large Ammonite Fossil (a coiled shelled ancient ancestor of the modern squid) 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]. Fashioned from a struck half segment of a very large flint nodule with further working and retouch to hone and denticulate the main chopping edge. The chopper has a flat butt end and will stand nicely on this end for display purposes.  When the nodule was split it revealed a segment of the ridged and coiled shell from a large fossil ammonite, this in itself must have fascinated and intrigued the original Hominid maker of this tool. The sheer size and weight of this enormous chopper suggests it was used for cutting and smashing very large bones, most likely Mammoth bones, in order to extract the nutricious bone marrow contained within. One side of chopper largely covered with original pebble cortex, the other nicely aged and patinated. Totally intact and in excellent condition,an extremely large, tactile and imposing Neanderthal hand tool, 180mm long x 120mm wide x 70mm thick