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 #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 #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 #1377642 (stock #3141)
Three solid Paleolithic scrapers from the Suwannee River/Withlacoochee River basin area of northern Florida. Chert, heights between 2 1/4" and 2 3/4". All in excellent condition with a rich, organic semi-glossy patina. These are white chert. Auction purchase, Cottingham collection, Texas. All three scrapers are very thick with a nice sculptural execution to the flaking and good presence. Date to 10,000-8,000 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...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377684 (stock #J2231)
Large and nicely formed leaf shaped biface axe from the Suwannee River/Withlacoochee River basin area of northern Florida. Chert, in excellent condition with a deep chocolate matte patina. Height 3 3/8". Auction purchase, ex. Cottingham collection, Texas. Very masterfully executed lithic, with precise larger flaking on both faces giving way to a secondary and finer level of flaking on portions of the perimeter resulting in a variety of functional edges...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1375070 (stock #3466)
A grouping of 5 hard to classify Neanderthal multi-tools from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, generally excellent condition with a few minor chips missing. Legal surface finds, heights between 2" and 2 1/2". Very sculptural group on some beautiful examples of Fontmaure jasper. A little bit of everything here- scraper edges, burins, notches. In the photo the 2nd, 3rd and 5th from the left are all flakes tools, the 1st and 4th from the left are partial bifacially worked tools...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1374771 (stock #3454)
2 Neolithic to early bronze age hammer stones from Suffolk, England. Both flint, excellent condition. Dimensions 2 5/8"x 2 5/8" and 2 1/2"x 2 1/2". Legal finds. Fine, sculptural examples, both with excellent patinas and evidence of long and extensive use as hammer stones. Date to 3500-1500 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377090 (stock #2592)
Abbevillian biface from Fontmaure, France. Moss green jasper, height 4". In excellent condition, legal surface find with fine, glossy ground patina. This is an unusual lithic from Fontmaure, which appears to be entirely hard hammer percussion. Very sculptural and boldly flaked. The entire edge has been worked to some degree. Indentification is uncertain, my tendency is very early Neanderthal, though it may be Homo Erectus...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352793 (stock #2624)
2 different forms of Neanderthal scrapers. Jasper, heights 2" and 2 3/8". Marbach, Germany, legal surface finds. 2 subtle and finely crafted scrapers, the one on the left being a concave scraper with a fine end scraper (upper left quadrant in top photo). The one on the right is a straight scraper on a flake. The flake was the top part of a smaller jasper pebble. Date to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377170 (stock #1625)
Solid, backed Neanderthal chopper with a borer point from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, height 3 3/8". Legal surface find. Very large areas of cortex remaining with glossy ground patina on the jasper surface. Excellent condition. Sophisticated ergonomic design relative to both the point and the flaked cleaver or chopper edge. Dates to 50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353707 (stock #1424)
A set of 2 remarkable Neanderthal pics. Jasper, heights 2 5/8" and 3". Fontmaure, France, legal surface finds. Both in excellent condition with fabulous, glossy patinas. The lithic on the right could also be categorized as a proto-handaxe given the over-all qualities of the flaking. What makes this pair interesting is the absolute mastery of the tool makers shown in the ergonomics of each piece...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352678 (stock #1292)
Large Neanderthal axe "a gibbosite". Lower Normandy (Calvados region), flint, height 5 1/8". Missing a few very minor chips. Purchased from a very old French collection at auction. Very nice example of an ax "a gibbosite", which refers to the extension on the axe visible to the lower left in the first photo. The remarkable ergonomic design of this axe indicates the work of a real master. Note, on the right hand photo, the flake removed just below the inventory number...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1375113 (stock #4119)
A group of 3 Neanderthal multi-tools from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 2 1/4" and 2 3/8". All legal surface finds. All three of these lithics are multi-tools on flakes. The burin on the left has a beautiful notch executed with a single flaking blow which also served to define the burin tip itself. The central lithic has several retouched edges and a still rather sharp burin. All three date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1375472 (stock #C3911)
A diverse group of 5 Neanderthal tools, 4 in chert and one in flint. Heights between 1 3/4" and 2 5/8". The 4 lithics in chert (similar ochre color) are all legal excavation finds from Marbach, Germany. The flint lithic (second from left) was purchased as part of a separate group with no data identifying source or origin...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352150 (stock #2455)
Beautiful Neanderthal flake core found in an ancient river-bed of the Creuse River near Grand-Pressigny, France. Legal surface find. Flint, height 4 3/8". extremely old and beautifully patinated flake core on caramel colored flint. In excellent condition with no modern damage. Date to approximately 120,000-80,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353102 (stock #2493)
Beautifully formed Neanderthal "Limande" hand axe. Flint with traces of cortex, height 4 1/2". Grand-Pressigny region, France. Legal surface find. Missing one chip, otherwise fine condition. Beautiful example of the ovoid axe type referred to as a Limande. Entire edge has been retouched into functional tools (some edges still quite sharp!). Very sophisticated ergonomics at proximal end. Dates to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352316 (stock #3157)
Interesting and colorful group of 5 different Native American Paleolithic tools. Chert, heights between 1 7/8" and 2 3/8". All from the Lima Lake bottomland, NW Adams County, Illinois, purchased at auction and in provenance from a single ancient camp site. Very colorful and skillfully made group of tools with burins and various scraper and blade edges. The second and third from the left are partially worked biface tools, the other three are tools on flakes. Dating approximately to 8000-1000...