Palaeolithic -Superb large mousterian scraper - Rare UK C.60,000 BP
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Item:152322740955Palaeolithic - Neanderthal. Rare UK scraper. c.60,000 BP. A superb, large mousterian side scraper of elongated cordiform shape. Retained cortex along one lateral edge for handling. The opposing lateral has been shaped with several large, bold removals to produce a plunging, cutting edge. The large flake removal on dorsal face, displays great percussive rippling. Some finer retouch near distal point. Depending on your point of view this piece could lend itself to the description as a small handaxe. A display artifact, with ancient shiny toffee patina. Size 9cm x 5cm From an old collection. Details and provenance supplied Always happy to combine on postage.