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.
The seller can prove that the lot was acquired legally, the declaration of provenance was seen by Catawiki.
Important information: The seller guarantees that they are authorised to sell / export this lot.
The seller will ensure that the necessary authorisations, such as an export licence, are organised (passport for a cultural object).
The seller shall inform the buyer of the status, if the shipment should take more than a few days.
- Number of objects
- Set Cores from the Grand Pressigny
- 4×9×21 cm
- Century/ Timeframe
- Ca 3000 BC
- Good condition