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An extremely rare Late Neolithic / Early Bronze age Antler Pressure Flaker tool (used for making barb & tang points etc), Southern Germany.
An extremely rare Late Neolithic / Early Bronze age Antler Pressure Flaker tool (used for making barb & tang points etc), Southern Germany.
An extremely rare Late Neolithic / Early Bronze age Antler Pressure Flaker tool (used for making barb & tang points etc), Southern Germany. An extremely rare Late Neolithic / Early Bronze age Antler Pressure Flaker tool (used for making barb & tang points etc), Southern Germany. An extremely rare Late Neolithic / Early Bronze age Antler Pressure Flaker tool (used for making barb & tang points etc), Southern Germany. An extremely rare Late Neolithic / Early Bronze age Antler Pressure Flaker tool (used for making barb & tang points etc), Southern Germany.
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c.2000 - 1600 B.C. An extremely rare Late Neolithic / Early Bronze age Antler Pressure Flaking tool found many years ago in Southern Germany and made from a small deer antler with the tip of the antler then carefully shaped and smoothed to further define the point; the tool would have been firmly grasped with the point down most and then with thumb pushing firmly down on the upper surface it would have been used to apply intense but very precise pressure to the edges of a prepared flint blank in order to remove a great many tiny flint flakes allowing the fabrication of much smaller and finer flint items such as the barbed and tanged arrowheads so soughtafter by lithic collectors today. The tool obviously saw considerable use in its time as there are signs of wear to the very tip and the upper surface of the usually rough antler has worn smooth with the continued thumb pressure over time. Just think of the wonderful items this tool may have been responsible for. Antler pressure flakers are extremely rare (I have only known 3 in my 30+ years of study & collecting) so grab this rare chance to add one to your own collection,  approx 154mm long x 28mm diameter at base and 4mm at tip.


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