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A large & pleasant Neolithic cortex backed flint scraper tool, Woodhenge, Salisbury Plain (N60) SOLD
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Neolithic c.3000 B.C. A large and pleasant Neolithic flint Cortex backed scraper tool found in the early 1970's close to Woodhenge, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, an extremely famous and important Neolithic site which together with the neighbouring Stonehenge were both designated World Heritage sites in 1986. From a Hampshire Geologists collection. Fashioned from a pleasant bluish, white and grey flint; flattish underside but nicely worked all over the top surface with a pebble cortex covered grip end and a well defined functional scraping / cutting edge. This tool would most likely have been used to scrape and clean animal hides prior to stitching together to make clothing with the side  blade used for cutting hide or sinew. An interesting and larger than normal example of the type from a very famous and now, World Heritage site; intact and in nice condition with good surface ageing and an attractive old patination with iron oxide highlights further adding to its visual appeal, 55mm long x 60mm wide x 20mm thick