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A pair of good sized Paleolithic Neanderthal flint flake knife tools, France 1960's (L1) SOLD
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Paleolithic period c.50,000 B.C. A pair of good sized Paleolithic Neanderthal flint flake knife tools found in the 1950's/60's in Central France and from an old French collection amassed in the 1950's/60's. Both large flakes with flattish underside, worked on upper surface with a defined medial ridge and blade struck away either side of the ridge. One of these tools also has denticulations along one blade edge and was probably used as both a knife and a ridimentary hand saw.. Both tools intact and in very good condition with pleasant overall pale grey / white surface patina and some gentle surface smoothing from the millennia buried in the Earth. A pleasing pair Neanderthal flint hand tools, c.80-90mm long each x One 65mm long x 40-45mm wide x 15mm at thickest, tapering to blade edges c.2-4mm