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An excellent Paleolithic (Neanderthal) small unifacial flint hand axe, Lynford Quarry, Norfolk. SOLD
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Site occupied and dated to 65,000 to 57,000 years ago. An excellent Paleolithic (Neanderthal) small unifacial 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]. Expertly fashioned from a nodule of grey / black flint, well worked and defined main body with 7 large clear strikes and then retouched around axe edges to further enhance and define axe blade and point. Intact and in very nice overall condition, with good surface ageing and a nice shiny patination to worked areas. Small area or pebbel cortex remaining on butt end to enhance grip when being used. A good and scarce Neanderthal hand tool from a notable site, 85mm long x 57mm wide x 28mm thick