Superb Mousterian tip in cut flint, very beautiful tip.
Mousterian, 150,000 to 70,000 years - Grand Pressigny, France.
The neanderthal man used direct or indirect methods for carving. In a direct percussion, the puncher directly touches the nucleus. These punchers can be deer antlers, pebbles...
Neanderthal man used these tips in different contexts. It is likely that the Mousterian tip was used as a knife in the domestic environment.
Length: 7 cm
Width: 4.5 cm
Weight: 44 g
The scraper and blade transformed into a scraper (from SPIENNES, the locality is inscribed on each of the tools, but very slightly erased) are very common tools from the Palaeolithic to the Neolithic. Prehistoric humans probably used it to scrape skins, as the Inuit still did in the early 20th century. The tip of a flint blade has been retouched on the front to obtain a very strong end and a more or less circular shape. It is a robust tool that was used to work skins but also to scratch bones, ochre.
With a match strike.
Length: 7 cm
Width: 6 cm
Weight: 46 g
weight: 96 g.
Purchased by the current owner in 2016 in France. From: Mr FS private collector. Previous history: collected since the 1920s.
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- Prehistoric, Paleolithic
- Number of objects
- lot "MOUSTRIENNE-LEVALLOIS" tip / scraper blade / scraper
- Century/ Timeframe
- PALEOLITHIQUE moyen et Néolithique
- France / Belgium
- Good Condition, See Photo