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Upper Paleolithic, Wilczyce Style Venus Plaquette on a Flint flake 

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Seller: muddy-feet (2,358) 100%, Location: West Malling, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 112205271413 Above: Line drawings of Venuses found in Wilczyce, Poland Above: Cortical hooded Venus For sale, from the top drawer of my personal fieldwalking collection, is this highly stylised Venus figurine. This Wilczyce style Venus figurine has been finely made on a thin opaque flint flake. These are still referred to as a Lalinde-Gönnersdorf style, however they are of a plaquette type. This Venus shaped flake is almost identical to other types found in Wilczyce, Poland. The Wilczyce Venuses are the only other types of Venuses that have also been made on flint flakes. It does make one wonder if they were the same people extending their hunting range from Poland to the once British peninsular. The distance between London and Wilczyce is 880 miles.These nomadic hunters were perhaps following seasonal migrating animals (reindeer) over large swathes of land. Britain 14,000 years ago was still a peninsular of Continental Europe, migrating animals were probably followed and hunted by the nomadic peoples of Europe. It is possible that these nomadic people rested in North Kent, perhaps to replenish their flint tool kits after following and hunting such animals as horse and reindeer. Whilst in the process of sourcing and making flint tools, they also came across these naturally occurring female looking flint nodules. It is possible that these small portable flint nodules became a prized item for the hunter gatherers.They were then taken back to their open air camps and rock shelters in the East.These figure like nodules were then reproduced on workable material such as bone, antler, sandstone and jet, only Venuses found in Wylczse, Poland are also made on flint and are generally of plaquette types. Here is a link with further information on the subject, the link is the fantastic dons maps website. c 15,000 years before present Late Upper Palaeolithic, Magdalenian Found Northfleet, Kent. Height: 50 mm Width: 24 mm Thickness: 5 mm Weight: 7.5 grams As I have personally found each artefact in my collection, I am able to offer a money back guarantee of authenticity. The area where this nodule figurine was found has been subjected to a great deal of construction activity. This includes road and railway building, it is likely that it was disturbed through these activities, it was found in spoil from these worked sites. Provenance details is supplied with each of my artefacts. _gsrx_vers_779 (GS 7.0.4 (779)) Provenance: Provenance details supplied, Type: Figurine, Material: Flint, Colour: Natural

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