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A scarce, extremely early Lower Paleolithic flint backed blade from Pakefield, Suffolk SOLD
Our Price: £28.00


Cromerian - Anglian Interglacials c.MIS 17-13, c.712,000 - 524,000 BC. A scarce and extremely early Lower Paleolithic flint backed blade / saw from the famous site at Pakefield, Suffolk. [Pakefield is one of a just couple of sites on the East Anglian coast that has yielded definitive and scientifically dated proof for the earliest habitation by Prehistoric Man in the entirety of the U.K. Finds at Pakefield in recent years have now pushed back proven Hominid occupation by some 200,000 years further to c.700,000 years B.C. and as such Pakefield is now considered to be one of the most important Prehistoric habitation sites in the U.K.] This flint blade has been unifacially worked from a semi-translucent flake struck from a nodule of dark black / grey flint, pebble cortex remaining on one side of grip then struck away on one edge form the functional edge. Intact and in very nice condition for its great age with a lovely shiny old Paleolithic patina to worked surfaces, an affordable example of a very early British flint hand tool from a very notable site, 68mm high x 41mm wide x 8mm thick