All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353065 (stock #2693)
Exquisite, gemlike group of 5 Neanderthal blades on flakes. Jasper, heights between 2" and 2 1/2". Fontmaure, France. Auction purchase from a Dutch collection. Beautiful group of smaller multi-tools, all in excellent condition, no modern damage. Each is comprised of several working tools- burins, scrapers or blade edges. Fine ground patinas and lovely examples of the famous Jasper from Fontmaure. Date to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352209 (stock #1959)
A group of 4 Mesolithic or Neolithic multi-tools from various locations in Europe. Flint, heights between 1 7/8" and 2 3/4". All in excellent condition. From an old German collection purchased at auction. No indication of origin was included with this group of tools. While Neo/Meso in form and craftsmanship, I am of the opinion that these are from either England or Jutland, in Denmark. Finely worked, complex tools. Still quite sharp! Dating to approximately 8000-5000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1351525 (stock #1356)
Two lovely Neanderthal convergent scrapers with burins. Fontmaure, France, jasper, heights 2 1/4" and 2 1/2". Excellent condition with no modern damage. Purchased at auction with no collection data. "Convergent" scraper refers to the worked scraper edges converging on a point, usually but not always resulting in a burin. The burin was an important tool during the Paleolithic as it was frequently employed to score bones and obtain bone marrow, a vital source of iron...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1357706 (stock #2472)
5 Neanderthal scrapers from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 2" and 2 1/2". All in excellent condition with beautiful, glossy ground patina. All legal surface finds from an old Dutch collection. Nice, complex group of scrapers, all showing a variety of edges and retouching techniques. Dating from 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1396783 (stock #1914)
An irregular Neanderthal partial biface chopper with burin. Jasper, in excellent condition with a matte ground patina. Fontmaure, France, legal surface find. Height 3 1/4". While not specifically categorized in current typology, this form of irregular chopper or burin is seen repeatedly in the output of Neanderthal from Fontmaure. Generally they consists of a burin or borer point offset to either side of the distal end, with a scraper edge on one or both sides of the burin...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1382254 (stock #1348)
Fascinating and highly unusual tool. This is a lower paleolithic (probably Heidelberg Man) levallois core that was, thousands of years later, refashioned and recycled into a complex multi-tool by a Neanderthal tool maker. Bean ore jasper, height 2 3/4". Legal surface find, Bavaria, Germany. Excellent condition with fine ground patina. Note the difference in color on the core surface and the retouches from the middle paleolithic era. Dating this is complex...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353066 (stock #1635)
A group of 4 Neanderthal multi-tools on Levallois flakes. jasper, heights between 2 3/4" and 3 1/2". Fontmaure, France. Auction purchase from an old Dutch collection. Excellent condition, no modern damage. Very cool group of eccentric multi-tools. The first three to the left could be categorized as being "irregular" Levallois flakes, given their shapes, but this categorization is right on the edge between that and a regular, more symmetrical Levallois flake...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1395303 (stock #2070)
A group of four Native American paleolithic stone tools on flakes from the Suwanee River basin, northern Florida. Chert, in excellent condition, with varying river patinas. Ex. collection Michael Cottingham. Heights between 2" and 2 3/4". The larger white blade is a convergent scraper. The other three are fabulous examples of tool making- each with multiple scrapers, one with a notch, on beautifully executed, wafer thin flakes. Date to approx. 8000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1374755 (stock #1399)
4 beautifully retouched Neanderthal tools from Fontmaure, France. Heights between 1 7/8"-2 1/2". Jasper, legal surface finds. This grouping is a set of small scrapers, 3 with burins, that are all particularly finely retouched. Retouches vary from extremely refined to a slight denticulate, or saw-like, edge. All with fine ground patina. Dating to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1394102
An Authentic Pterosaur - flying Dinosaur (Sirrocopteryx Morroccensis) Fossil Tooth (22 mm - 7/8") from the Cretaceous Period (C. 110 - 90 Million Years Old.) Wire-wrapped to make a pendant and supplied with free silvered lobster claw Chain. All Jewellery sold by Ihnasiyah Gallery Contains authentic fossils/antiquities of the Period/Culture described and come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381131 (stock #4336)
Four exquisitely wrought micro burins from the Neolithic Linear Pottery Culture (also known as the Linear Band Ware Culture) 5500-4500 BCE. Legal surface finds, Germany. Chert, heights between 1 1/8" and 1 3/8". All in perfect condition, Soft ground patina. Beautiful, precise examples of the knappers art. The four also bear retouches to the sides of the burins, making functional scraper edges.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352155 (stock #2259)
A group of 6 small flake blades from the Danish Mesolithic Maglemose culture. Flint, heights between 2" and 2 7/8". All in excellent condition. These were purchased at auction from an old German collection with no collection data. All are beautifully worked and patinated blades. There is a variety of different patina which leads me to believe that they are not all from the same site...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377630 (stock #2069)
Lovely, thin triangular biface on flint from the Suwannee River/Withlacoochee River basin area. Excellent condition, height 2 1/2". Glossy patina, and the distal end appears to have been heat treated. Auction purchase, ex. Cottingham collection, Texas. This lithic has been retouched around the entirety of the perimeter, and there is a broader reverse notch or shaft straightener above the obvious deep notch. Dates to 10,000-8,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1380034 (stock #3598)
Three Neanderthal multi-tools from Marbach, Germany. The lithic to the left is flint, the other two are chert. Legal surface finds, heights between 1 7/8" and 2 1/16". Lustrous ground patina. The central lithic is missing the tip of the distal end, otherwise all three are in excellent condition. The right lithic is totally intact with a really nice oblique burin blow at the distal end. The flint tool is a flawless example of Neanderthal mastery, with both a concave and convex scraper edge...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1395040 (stock #SP10)
Large Authentic Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus (var. MAroccanus) Dinosaur Tooth from the Kem Kem Basin of Morocco. Crtaceous Period (c. 108 - 94 Million Years). 60 mm (2 1/4").
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1300860
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$55.00
Moroccan stromatolite fossil well preserved in a nice red sandstone believed to date from about 600 million years ago.These microbial fossils are one of Earth's earliest records of life. The earliest known stromatolite fossils are between 3.5 - 2.75 billion years old in the Precambrian period. The blue-green algae in these early colonies were important in creating Earth's current oxygen atmosphere. size 4.5" by 3" by 4" and weighs 1 pounds
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376452 (stock #1923)
3 larger Neanderthal multi-tools on flakes. Jasper, heights between 3 1/8" and 3 1/4". All legal surface finds with beautiful ground patina. The center lithic is missing a few small chips, the lithic on the left is missing one small chip...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353061 (stock #2450)
A group of 4 Neanderthal backed blades. Three are jasper, one is flint (blade with white patina). Heights between 2 3/4" and 2 7/8". All legal site finds, Marbach, Germany. A few minor chips on the blades to the left and right. Blades in the center are in excellent, undamaged condition. Backed blades refer to blades (the business edge of a "blade" being less rough than scrapers) that have a wider opposing edge to the blade, thus allowing for a stronger and more stable grip. All dating to a...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383499 (stock #1426)
A large Neanderthal knife on a levallois flake. Flint, excellent condition, height 4 1/2". This was an auction purchase from an old collection in Lower Normandy, France. Most of the material was collected in the Calvados Region. Solid, hefty multi-tool with a variety of retouches and denticulate edges on the entire blade except the proximal end. Dates to 60,000-40,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353101 (stock #3575)
Large, impressive lower to mid Paleolithic Acheulean axe. Flint, height 6". Vienne, France. Legal surface find. Missing 2 large chips on the verso at the proximal end. The flattened distal end may be use damage as the surface is patinated equal to the rest of the axe, or it may have been originally made or altered in this fashion to use as a crusher. Beautifully formed and sculptural piece with a gorgeous, luminous patina. Very sophisticated ergonomic design. Dates to approximately 120,00...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352794 (stock #1922)
Stunning group of 4 diverse Neanderthal blades. Jasper, heights between 2 3/4" and 3 5/8". Fontmaure, France, auction purchase. All in excellent condition. Group of very well crafted Neanderthal blades on stunning pieces of the famous Fontmaure jasper. Far left and far right blade are top examples of Neanderthal naturally backed blades. Date to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383618 (stock #3072)
A Mode 1 pebble tool, probably used as both a chopper and a burin-like crusher. Flint, height 3 5/8". Excellent condition with fine ground patina. Legal find, Kimbridge Pit, Romsey, Hampshire, England. Homo Heidelbergensis. Dates to 450,000-350,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1374807 (stock #4121)
A group of 4 Neolithic flint cores recovered from a mortar practice range in Lackford, Burg St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England. Heights between 1 1/2"- 2 1/2". Legal finds, and surprisingly in excellent condition with no damage. All four are lovely, sculptural pieces made from a rich grey flint. Third from the left would be considered a pyramidal core. Approximately dating to 4500-2500 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1392107 (stock #4227)
Lower Paleolithic, probably Heidelberg Man, proto-axe on a pebble. Flint, in excellent condition, height 4 1/8". Legal find from Reculver Cliffs, Kent, UK. A very old, simple hard-hammer percussion proto-axe. The pebble itself is almost entirely intact with the removal of a few flakes to give a chopping edge. In my opinion the missing flake on the right side of the lithic (picture to the left in the image) is later damage. Otherwise intact with a sea-tossed soft patina. Dates to approximat...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383502 (stock #4076)
A lovely Neanderthal scraper on a flake. Flint, height 3 1/8". Excellent condition with a beautiful, well worn sea patina. This was an auction purchase, with no collection history. Given the color of the flint, the typology and the specific type of patination I believe this lithic is from Reculver Cliffs area, Kent, England. Boldly and simply executed with a few master retouches, the scraper also exhibits excellent ergonomics. Dates to approximately 120,000-60,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383619 (stock #2861)
A group of three Neanderthal blades/multi-tools on levallois flakes. All three are jasper, in excellent condition with glossy ground patinas, from Fontmaure, France. Heights between 2 1/2" and 2 3/4". Legal surface finds. The tool to the left is a single edge straight scraper, very well defined, with a truncation at the distal end. The other two lithics are complex multi-tools which take advantage of the entire edge of each flake, giving a variety of scraper edges, notches, and burin tips. ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353703 (stock #2160)
A set of 4 eccentric Neanderthal multi-tools. Jasper, heights between 2 1/2" and 3 1/4". Fontmaure, France, legal surface finds. Overall good condition, a few very minor chips. Interesting and varied group of larger multi-tools on thick Levallois flakes. Each lithic has a variety of well defined tool edges, notches and/or burins. Nice patinas and lovely examples of Fontmaure jasper. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1351802 (stock #2438)
Beautifully colored Neanderthal backed blade. Surface find, Marbach, Germany. Chert, height 2 5/8". One small chip visible on the blade edge. Dating to approximately 50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383654 (stock #1253)
A nice group of five complex Neanderthal multi-tools from Fontmaure, France. All jasper, all in excellent condition with various glossy to semi-glossy ground patinas. Heights between 1 5/8" and 2 1/8". All legal surface finds. A wide variety of scraper edges, notches, and burins are exhibited in this group. Fine ergonomics and excellent conceptual designs fit together perfectly in these lithics. Date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1375149 (stock #2623)
Small, exquisite Neanderthal multi-tool from Marbach, Germany. Chert, Height 2 1/16". Excellent condition, legal excavation find. A real technical and conceptual masterpiece of Neanderthal tool making. With the burin and large notch there are also 2 worked blade edges and another smaller notch on the proximal end. Dates to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1375147 (stock #1577)
Danish Mesolithic scraper, possibly Maglemose culture. Flint, excellent condition, height 2 7/8". Ex collection Thomsen, Taruplunde, Denmark. Beautifully executed thin scraper on a flake, with a notch. Probably late Maglemose, 7,000-6,400 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1378115 (stock #3748)
Neanderthal proto axe with a nice drusy. Chert, height 3 5/8". Legal excavation find from Marbach, Germany. Generally excellent condition, missing a few minor chips. Varied soft matte ground patina. Partially bifacially worked, one edge an ergonomic backing, the other forms a convex and concave scraper/blade edge. Dates to 120,000-100,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383656 (stock #3478)
Five Neanderthal multi=tools/scrapers from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 2 1/8" and 2 5/8". All legal surface finds with semi-glossy ground patinas. Missing a few small chips, otherwise in excellent condition. Though essentially scrapers, each of these tools exhibits several scraper edges, along with notches and burins. The deep burgundy scraper also has a beautifully retouched nosed end scraper. All date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377641 (stock #1324)
Lovely Neanderthal scraper on a flake from the Grand Pressigny region, France. Flint, height 2 7/8". Missing two minor chips, otherwise in excellent condition with a lovely, glossy ground patina. Legal surface find. Midway along the lithic through the distal end is entirely retouched as a long rounded end scraper. Very small (but sharp!) notch just to the side of the proximal end. Dates to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381978 (stock #1246)
A fabulous Mode 1 pebble tool on a flint nodule from Grand Pressigny, France (found in an ancient dried channel of the Creuse River). Legal surface find in excellent condition with a fabulous ground patina. Height 4". This is a beautiful and rare example of an Oldowan Mode 1 pebble tool. created summarily with a minimum of flake removals, it takes good advantage of the natural ergonomic properties of the pebble to be useful as a chopper on several surfaces. Beautiful sculptural presence. M...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376316 (stock #3460)
3 small notched scrapers on flakes from Marbach, Germany. All three are jasper, in excellent condition, heights between 1 15/16" and 2 1/16". All legal excavation finds. Nice, soft semi-glossy ground patinas. While the notches are evident in these tools (on the two on the left in the photo they could be classified as either a large notch ("shaft straightener") or a concave scraper), they are actually highly functional multi-tools with a number of worked edges on each of the three. All date ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1378106 (stock #3578)
Very unusual Neanderthal tool, which slips in between several categories. It is a large, masterfully struck and fairly wafer-like flake, height 3 1/2", of chert. One face is entirely cortex (missing two small chips). On what I would assume is the proximal end there is a clearly defined notch, and the distal end, which is at the top in the photo, is a very distinctly flaked hatchet-like edge, generally a bit sharper and with more tooth than one would expect from a classically executed scraper....
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1380023 (stock #3160)
Two small Neanderthal multi-tools from Marbach, Germany. heights 2 1/8" and 2 3/8". Both in excellent condition, legal excavation finds. The lithic on the right has a dried textured surface with accumulated patina. The lithic to the left has a glossy ground patina. This tool is interesting in that it takes advantage of several small areas of the natural cortex to complete the tools themselves. The burin at the top, which is still quite sharp, employs a small area of cortex to the immediate...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353266 (stock #2354)
A group of 3 complex Neanderthal multi-tools. Jasper, heights between 2" and 2 5/16". Fontmaure, France, auction purchase from a Dutch collection. All in excellent condition, with lovely, glossy patina. All three are very finely wrought lithics, with retouches on most edges, giving each a complex variety of working tools. The slight notched end scraper at the top of the lithic to the left is particularly subtle. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1375144 (stock #3147)
Small upper Paleolithic Aurignacian convergent scraper from Germany. Flint, height 1 7/8". Excellent condition, old auction purchase. Finely wrought scraper on a flake, with a beautiful bulb of percussion. The Aurignacian were the first verified wave of Homo Sapiens to move up into Europe from Africa during the upper Paleolithic. it is believed that they developed from the Ahmarian, who migrated into the Levant around 46,000 BCE. This lithic dates to 43,000-22,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1375389 (stock #M1105)
Large Neolithic Biface double blade or point. Flint, height 3 7/8". Excellent condition, auction purchase, I have no source data on this lithic. Judging from the stone I think this piece is from Belgium. While the classic hand axe essentially disappeared with the Middle Paleolithic, bifacial and partial bifacial knapping continued into the Neolithic period, resulting most often in scrapers, blades or point similar to this one. While some functioned as independent stone tools, others were pr...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1375074 (stock #3142)
A group of 4 prehistoric native American tools from the Suwannee River/Withlacoochee River basin area of northern Florida. Chert, heights between 2" and 3". All were purchased at auction. I have no collection history on them. Note that these were probably either under water or in a marshy environment, and the long exposure to rich organic materials resulted in the lovely, rich coloring on the darker lithics. They were originally a white chert. The first and third from the left are flake to...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1404272 (stock #6073)
Neolithic adz/celt circa 5000 to 2000 BCE, from old Danish collection. L: 13cm/5.1in and W: 7.2cm2.9in.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1375077 (stock #1945)
4 north American Paleolithic blades from the Suwannee River/Withlacoochee River basin in northern Florida. Chert, heights between 2 3/8" and 2 7/8". These were purchased at auction and I have no collection data on them. These are all blades of varying types. The first and third from the left are remarkably similar examples of Naturally Backed Blades (ie blades with one thick side, opposite the blade side, which is not reworked but had the natural cortex for a surface). Finely worked examples...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383513 (stock #3170)
A lovely group of four Neanderthal convergent scrapers. Jasper, all four are in excellent condition. Height between 1 1/4" and 1 5/8". Legal excavation finds, Nordlinger Ries, Germany. Varying semi-glossy to glossy ground patinas. A gem-like group of smaller lithics that exhibit real mastery of the tool-makers art. Each has a variety of edges, finely worked, so that despite their diminutive size these multi-tools could serve effectively in any number of ways. The retouches on the lithic to...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352207 (stock #1838)
A grouping of 6 Native American Paleolithic tools from the Suwanee River-Withlacoochee Basin area, Northern Florida. ex. collection Mike Buhler, ex-collection Michael Cottingham, Texas. Chert, heights between 2" and 2 5/8". All in excellent and undamaged condition with rich patinas from being buried in marsh-like soil with high organic content. 4 of these tools are very skillfully worked scrapers with notches on flakes. 2, the first two to the left in the photo, are partial biface tools with ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377952 (stock #2631)
Interesting Hopewell sub-triangular biface multi-tool. Flint, height 3 5/16". Excellent condition, no evident damage with a fine varied ground patina. This came from an old collection of Hopewell lithics that were from Licking County, Ohio. Legal finds from private property. Very boldly knapped biface with good ergonomics and an obvious notch on one blade edge. All edges and the distal end are flaked, with the exception of the proximal end (small chip missing here). This on a lovely piece...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1300857
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$65.00
Moroccan stromatolite fossil well preserved in a nice red sandstone believed to date from about 600 million years ago.These microbial fossils are one of Earth's earliest records of life. The earliest known stromatolite fossils are between 3.5 - 2.75 billion years old in the Precambrian period. The blue-green algae in these early colonies were important in creating Earth's current oxygen atmosphere. Size 5" by 4" by and weighs 1.2 pounds
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352413 (stock #3046)
2 late Neolithic or mid bronze age hammer stones. Flint, heights 2" and 2 3/8". From a mid bronze age site at Great Barton, UK. Legal surface find. Both of these hammer stones exhibit extensive use, and are in excellent condition. The hammer stone on the left (with the number 3200 visible on it)shows evidence of having been heated, and may have been used as a pot-boily, to heat water or food. Uncertain as to dates on these, most likely later Neolithic, 2500-1500 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1375146 (stock #3110)
A group of 5 Aterian flint tools of unusual shapes from Bir el Ater, Algeria. All in excellent condition, legal surface finds. Heights between 2 1/8" and 2 5/8". These may have been hafted scrapers. The Aterian industry in Saharan Africa ranged from approximately 145,000 BCE to 30,000 BCE, and was loosely centered through Saharan Africa into the Mid-east (Oman). These lithic probably date to about 45,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352411 (stock #2680)
A group of 5 small but really interesting and fabulously worked Neanderthal multi-tools. Jasper, heights between 1 3/4" and 2 1/2". All legal site finds from the Marbach, Germany. Beautiful patinas on these tools. These tools, though small in size, exhibit some excellent examples of Neanderthal stone knapping and conceptualization of multi-tools. Since the Neanderthal were hunter gatherers, speed (hence lightness of tools carried) was important. Each of these fine tools could then (and now...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1375112 (stock #2616)
Large bifacially worked Neanderthal burin with a concave scraper edge. Chert, from Marbach, Germany. Legal excavation find. Length 3 7/8". Excellent condition with dry patina. Hefty piece, with several large flake removals and then some fine retouches on the concave scraper edge. Very stable ergonomic design, allowing for a solid grip. Dates to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1351939 (stock #3158)
Interesting group of 5 various tools from NW Adams County, Lima Lakes bottomlands area, Illinois. Legal finds from a construction site (details of find history are quite interesting and can be sent on request as it is too long to include here). Chert, heights between 2 3/8" and 2 3/4". All 5 tools are remarkably well worked and in excellent condition. The second from the left is a particularly interesting and complex multi-tool. All have beautiful, multi-colored patinas from contact over th...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377086 (stock #3244)
A group of three diverse Neanderthal tools. All from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 2 3/4" and 3 1/4". Legal surface finds in excellent condition, varying ground patina. The central lithic is a hybrid between a naturally backed blade and a nosed end scraper. The lithic to the left is a discoid scraper on an unusual, domed flake with bifacial flaking, which looks to be hard hammer. The lithic to the right has a variety of scraper edges and a small denticulate point, with excellen...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353270 (stock #2892)
A set of 4 Neanderthal multi tools. Chert, heights between 1 1/4" and 2 3/4". Marbach, Germany, legal site finds. Very slight old chips, no recent damage. Interesting group of 4 burins (2 still quite sharp!) with adjoining scraper or blade edges exhibiting very skilled retouching. The burin with scraper edges to the left is a really excellent example of the tool maker's art. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1380032 (stock #2163)
Three Neanderthal scrapers of various types from Marbach, Germany. Left and center are chert, the lithic to the right is flint. These are legal site finds in excellent condition. Heights between 1 1/2" and 2 1/8". Matt ground patina. While basically scrapers, each of these is different in conception and execution. The flint tool to the right is an abrupt end scraper on a flake with a slight reverse notch just below the scraper itself. The center tool is a burin with two small, summarily ex...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381472 (stock #3196)
A well-tumbled group of three Neanderthal multi-tools from Reculver, Kent, England. All with a beautiful, glossy sea patina. All in excellent condition, heights between 2 1/4" and 2 1/2". The Reculver cliffs were originally an inland elevation, but over time rising sea levels have placed them on the coast where they have been eroding at an accelerated pace. The zone between the high and low tide yields many lithics with a very specific, soft to high gloss patina due to being tumbled about in ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377085 (stock #1918)
Three Neanderthal scrapers on flakes from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 2 1/4" and 3". All legal surface finds, in excellent condition with glossy ground patina. The lithic to the left is a straight scraper with great ergonomics. The other two are multi-tools with a number of worked edges. The lithic to the right is a remarkable piece of Neanderthal stone work on a wafer thin flake. Despite its thinness the ergonomics and functional edges are superbly constructed. All date to...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1392080 (stock #3765)
A large, hefty and very sculptural lower Paleolithic chopper. Flint, in excellent condition with a creamy white calcified patina. height 4 3/4", some remains of cortex. Auction Purchase. Very solid chopper with a deeply flaked distal end allowing for a great ergonomic hand placement at the proximal end. Heidelberg Man, dates to approximately 450,000-350,000 BCE. Sculpturally a beautiful lithic.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1398909 (stock #G204)
A very good quality nice example of prehistoric fossil of fossilized fish Vinctifer comptoni Santana Formation of Ceara, Brazil, South America. From the Early Cretaceous period. AROUND 100 million years old

CONDITION: Beautiful conservation of this fossil fish on nodule. The fossil is authentic and has not been restored.

Please notice that the pictures in the listing are part of the description of the condition of the object.

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