Neolithic Flint Set Cores from the Grand Pressigny - 4×9×21 cm - (2)

Neolithic Flint Set Cores from the Grand Pressigny - 4×9×21 cm - (2)
Ca 3000 BC

Set of Neolithic Flint Cores from the Grand Pressigny

Typology: Huge specimen of a Long Blade Core or ‘pound of butter’.

Material: Flint. The famous local Flintstone was formed during the Turonian period, upper Cretaceus, circa 93.5 to 89 million years.

Cutting: This unique shape, typical of the Grand-Pressigny area, was specially created to make the longest possible blades. The core shows the classical alternate flaking scars along the sides, which prepared the piece for the cutting of the blades. It is a rare core, cut on both faces that display long blade marks.

Dating, hominid: This implement belongs to the Late Neolithic or Chalcolithique Culture, (circa 5 000 years ago), and was conceived by Homo Sapiens Sapiens.

Origin: Found in the renown area of the Grand-Pressigny, in the centre of France.

Sizes: 1: 21 cm x 9 cm x 4 cm
2: 19 cm x 10 cm x 3 cm

Total weight: 1580 g

Acquired in 2016 from Mr. M. private collector, collected since the 70's.

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Lot details
Number of objects
Set Cores from the Grand Pressigny
4×9×21 cm
Century/ Timeframe
Ca 3000 BC
Good condition
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