Palaeolithic - Superb large mousterian flake - Rare UK C.60,000 BP
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Item:152336033117Palaeolithic - Neanderthal. Rare UK found scraper. c.60,000 BP. A superb blade/scraper on a large, thin mousterian flake of triangular form. The dorsal face retains some weathered cortex and markedly differing patina to the ventral face, indicating the original core was probably already ancient when this flake was removed. The ventral face has a subtle, shallow and undulating bulb of percussion. Both converging lateral edges have some retouch, with a section of one, near distal point, displaying some very fine retouch. The ventral face has a fine, chocolate brown, shiny ancient patina. A rare display item. Size 9cm x 7.5cm From an old collection. Details and provenance supplied Always happy to combine on postage.