Typology: Huge specimen of a Long Blade Core.
Material: Flint. The famous local Flintstone was formed during the Turonian period, upper Cretaceuus, 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 : the top face displays 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 famous area of the Grand-Pressigny, in the centre of France.
Size: 26 x 12.5 cm. Weight: 1320 g
Condition :Intact. Lustrous Patina
Acquired in 2016 from Mr. P. private collector, collected since the 70's.
The seller guarantees that he acquired this piece according to all national and international laws related to the ownership of cultural property. Provenance statement seen by Catawiki.
The seller will take care that any necessary permits, like an export license will be arranged, he will inform the buyer about the status of it if this takes more than a few days.
- Prehistoric, Neolithic
- Huge specimen of a Long Blade Core
- 260 mm
- Century/ Timeframe
- 5000 years
- Good Condition, See Photo