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A pleasant Paleolithic (Neanderthal) flint hand axe / pick, Lynford Quarry, Norfolk.
Our Price: £32.00

Site occupied and dated to 65,000 to 57,000 years ago. A pleasant Paleolithic (Neanderthal) flint hand axe / pick 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]. Nicely fashioned from a large outer flake from a nodule of Honey and grey coloured flint and featuring a small quartz crystal inclusion (maybe appealed to the original maker of the tool), unifacially worked to define main body and functional tip. In very nice overall condition, with good surface ageing and patination. A small area of original pebble cortex still in situ on butt of handle to enhance grip when being used. A pleasant and scarce Neanderthal hand tool from a notable site, 103mm long x 50mm wide x 35mm thick