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A large & beautifully patinated Lower Paleolithic flint cleaver, Kimbridge Pit, Hampshire (N54)
A large & beautifully patinated Lower Paleolithic flint cleaver, Kimbridge Pit, Hampshire (N54)
A large & beautifully patinated Lower Paleolithic flint cleaver, Kimbridge Pit, Hampshire (N54) A large & beautifully patinated Lower Paleolithic flint cleaver, Kimbridge Pit, Hampshire (N54) A large & beautifully patinated Lower Paleolithic flint cleaver, Kimbridge Pit, Hampshire (N54) A large & beautifully patinated Lower Paleolithic flint cleaver, Kimbridge Pit, Hampshire (N54)
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Sited dated to MIS 9-8, c.337k-300k BP. A large, heavy and beautifully patinated Lower Paleolithic flint cleaver found many years back in Kimbridge Pit, Romney, Hampshire and from a Hampshire Geologists collection. Struck from a large pebble of the most attractive honey / toffee coloured flint and with the original pebble cortex still remaining on the handle / grip end of the cleaver, a distinct and substantial bi-facial chopping blade has then been formed suggesting that this tool may have been used for task such as crushing and chopping bone in order to extract the bone marrow, a vital source of nutrients and protein during the stone age. The cleaver was obviously submerged for many millennia and as a result is now imbued with a gentle water smoothing to all edges and surfaces. Lovely surfaces with good ageing and a beautiful old shiny colouration and patination, an appealing and very tactile Lower Paleolithic hand tool, 115mm long x 88mm wide x 80mm deep approx.