Seller: palatina (4,984) 100%, Location: Heidelberg, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 361839868055 NORTHERN EUROPEAN STONE AGE ARTIFACTS BY PALATINA AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEED Description This superb Late Paleolithic flint artifact is a twin angle burin of flint. Occurs in the reindeer hunter Hamburg Culture! The Palaeolithic Period (until c. 9300 BC). Denmark was probably inhabited as far back as the last interglacial period some 120,000 years ago, and possibly also in the warmer phases during the last ice age. The oldest existing evidence of human habitation which has been found are the settlement sites of the reindeer hunters from the Bølling period, 12,500-12,000 BC; this was the first warm phase at the end of the last ice age. During the next warm phase, the Allerød period, 11,800-11,000 BC, the first open woodland appeared and reindeer, elk and giant deer became the staple diet for a growing population of hunters. The last cold phase, Younger Dryas, 11,000-9300 BC, brought the tundra back and again left the stage open for a small population of reindeer hunters. Burins are blades having at one ed a short transversal edge formed by the intersection of two flaking surfaces (the burin blows) or between a scar and a trimmed edge. This burin edge may be at one corner (angle burin) or in the median axis of the flake (central burin). There may sometimes be a burin edge at both corners of the same end, or at both ends; this is often due to one or more burin blows having failed, whereafter the worker continued until a useful edge was obtained. In some cases the side edges of the butt are blunted to provide a better grip. Usual length between 30 and 120 mms. Presumably used for working in bone, for example for splitting by cutting longitudinal grooves. Provenance is an old collection. More details will follow the artifact. I guarantee absolutely for the authenticity. Please view also my other auctions with relics from the European Prehistory.