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Mousterian Subtriangular Burin-Scraper 

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Seller: muddy-feet (2,357) 100%, Location: West Malling, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 112218417935 For sale; from my personal fieldwalking collection, is this wonderful Mousterian burin-scraper. This neanderthal crafted tool has been made on a flint flake.It is sub triangular in plan with a superbly made, prismatic like distal burin. The proximal end is rounded and served as a scraper, it has fine unifacial dorsal retouches along the scraping edge.The ventral side is notably convex, one lateral edge is sharp, the opposite lateral edge is thick for grasping. A fantastic tool that is in museum condition, far better in the hand than the photos. Found Northfleet, Kent, near Swanscombe. c 60,000 - 40,000 years length: 12 cm Width: 9 cm (max) Thickness: 3.5 cm Weight: 265 grams This tool was found in an area that has seen significant commercial, road and rail building work, it is likely that it was disturbed through construction activity. Each tool is supplied with a finds card stating the following: what it is, where it was found, by whom, date found and a rough date of it’s production.Also included is a google satellite map of the area. As I have personally found each tool in my collection, I am able to offer a money back guarantee of authenticity. The Mousterian period in Europe dated to around 200,000 - 100,000 years ago, it was not until around 100,000 years ago that it made it's appearance in Britain, this was probably due to the harsh climate at that time. The Mousterian period in Britain ended circa 40K-35 years ago shortly after the arrival of anatomically modern man, it is thought that there was a period of c 5,000 years where both species lived at the same time and shared ideas. The Mousterian stone tool industry was based on the production of flakes that were used either as sharp points, side scrapers, notches, denticulated and the thin flat based hand axes. The levallois technique and handaxes continued during the middle Palaeolithic as did the production of various scrapers and bifaces similar to those of the Acheulian tradition. _gsrx_vers_779 (GS 7.0.4 (779))

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