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A nice Paleolithic (Neanderthal) unifacial pointed flint hand axe, Lynford Quarry, Norfolk. SOLD
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Site occupied and dated to 65,000 to 57,000 years ago. A nice Paleolithic (Neanderthal) unifacial pointed flint 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]. Well fashioned from a thick flake of banded grey / brown flint with a small area of cortex remaining in centre of main worked face, underside largely un-worked but well worked on the upper surface to form a curved side blade and a functional digging tip. Intact and in very nice overall condition, with good surface ageing and patination with some light iron oxide highlights. A decent and scarce Neanderthal hand tool from a notable site, 106mm long x 60mm at widest point x 31mm thick