Prehistoric, Paleolithic Jasper artifact - 150×40×70 mm - (25)

Prehistoric, Paleolithic Jasper artifact - 150×40×70 mm - (25)
50.000 jaar voor Chr. - France

24 tools in TOP QUALITY : beautifully RETOUCHED = see photos
We visited the well-known site Font Maure, in the municipality of Velleches regularly in the 1980s.
See the last picture: overview map of the region.
The owner, Paul Durand, allowed us to search on the fields.
In the early 1990s, the Archaeological Institute from Tours sent a letter that nobody was allowed anymore to search at the site: it became a protected archaeological site.
Today it is purposely covered with grass!!

Since 45 years I have been practicing archaeology, specializing in the Stone Age.
I guarantee the authenticity of the stone objects - the site - the permission to search back then (so not illegal!!).
This place was discovered in the 1930s by Dr. Pradel. He wrote several publications about this site and named the flint: jasper-opal, because of the wide variety of colours.
It is a Palaeolithic site from the Mousterian = Neanderthal period.
The Mousterian is from 100,000-30,000 and can be divided into a number of periods, such as MTA - M typique - M denticulee - M final a lame.
The periods have a wide variety of tools.
Photo 1 = total overview
Photo 2 to 5 = detail per quarter of the whole
rest of the photos = detail shots
Core stones, knocks, fist axes, planes, plugs, drills, exits, blades.
Last picture is of the site in the dep. of Vienne

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Lot details
Prehistoric, Paleolithic
Number of objects
150×40×70 mm
Century/ Timeframe
50.000 jaar voor Chr.
Good Condition, See Photo
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