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Irish Neolithic Sharp Retouched Butchery Tool c. 3000 BC Ireland

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Seller: clegnagh (4,536) 100%, Location: Ballymoney, Antrim, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 132016706630 Please remember that postal charge includes packing materials and delivery to the post office which is 7 miles away Irish Neolithic Sharp Retouched Butchery Tool c. 3000 BCA heavy duty segment of a flint nodule which is still very sharp and has been retouched to confirm its shape and edgeThis was part of my teaching collection when I lectured at the University of Ulster, Queen's University Belfast and other academic institutions in IrelandMy teaching collection largely comprised material given to me by students and so is not precisely provenanced. I do know where this one comes from since it was found on a field trip. The exact provenance will be given to the winner.I can say for sure that all material comes from North Antrim and North Londonderry countiesThis is made on a nodule segment with the limestone cortex forming the back of the bladethe overall form has been more heavily retouched to confirm the shapeThe edge is still very sharp and has been carefully retouched towards one end (see scans)Size is 85mm by 40mm by 21mm (maximum thickness)These is no damage or flaw I can see and it a particularly fine and pristine piece Please note that my entire private collection was examined, recorded and evaluated by staff of the Ulster Museum, Belfast in the 1990s Condition: Excellent

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