All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1378110 (stock #3084)
Nicely defined and chunky Neanderthal flake core, flint, and a legal surface find from Grand Pressigny, France. Height 2 3/4", excellent condition with a lovely, semi-glossy ground patina. Dates to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1378109 (stock #2162)
Large Neanderthal discoid scraper on a flake. Flint, height 3 3/8". Missing one chip, otherwise excellent condition with a soft, semi-glossy ground patina. Legal surface find from Grand Pressigny, France. Nice, clearly defined scraper on a lovely moss green flint. Fine bulb of percussion on the flake side. Dates to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
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 #1378103 (stock #1262)
Neanderthal partial biface axe from the Calvados region, Lower Normandy, France. Flint, height 4 1/8". Auction purchase, at the time I was informed that this came from a very old collection in Normandy. Soft, matte ground patina, excellent condition. Slight trace of having been fire treated on the distal end. Probably used as a chopping tool, there are two flaked scraper edges converging on the distal end. These follow the larger flakes removed visible on the ventral face...
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)...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377951 (stock #4241)
A group of four smaller Neolithic Willow Leaf Blades from the northern Sahara region. These were part of an auction purchase, so I have no information regarding origin or find history. All four are flint, in excellent condition, heights between 1 7/8" and 2 1/8". Probably dating to around 7500 BCE. All four are bifacially flaked with great precision, with one slight chip missing on the lithic second from the left in the photo. Otherwise all are in excellent condition. Matte desert patina.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377949 (stock #2918)
Two flint cores from the Linear Pottery Culture (or Linear Band Ware Culture) from Neolithic central Europe. Dating to 5500-4500 BCE. Both in excellent condition, heights 1 7/8" and 2". Both legal surface finds from Bavaria. Very interesting and eccentrically sculptural blade cores, each displaying multiple flake removals for small blades and microliths. Nice aesthetic on these small cores.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377948 (stock #2920)
Four flint blade cores from the Neolithic Linear Pottery Culture (5500-4500 BCE). Also known as the linear Band Ware culture, this society represents a major step in the development and spread of agriculture in central Europe. All four cores are legal surface finds from Bavaria. Heights between 1 1/8" and 2 1/4". Excellent condition with varying semi-glossy ground patinas. Solid, very sculptural cores with fine and clear knapping removing small to micro-lithic size blade flakes...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Wine and Related : Pre 1970 item #1377872
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$30.00
Group lot of Vintage Liquor labels , some soda labels also , age unknown collected in the 80s largest 5" by 3.5" sold asis
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1930 item #1377783 (stock #KLEYKAMPHK)
L'Asie Exotique
$750.00
The Jan Kleykamp Collection: Chinese and Japanese Paintings. Catalogue: Finest Examples from the Famous Collections of Petrucci, Baron von der Heydt and Goloubew. Author: Berthold Laufer Publisher: The Jan Klaykamp Galleries, New York & The Hague, 1925, no. 208. Large Folio looseleaf pages: 44 rag paper pages with left side of pages straight cut and three hole punches, the remaining edges rough, the 22 tipped in images with loose velum covers...
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 #1377683 (stock #J2116)
Very interesting Neanderthal discoid scraper on a core tablet. Flint, height 3 3/16". Excellent condition, dry ground patina from the Sud Touraine region, France. Legal surface find. This multi-edged scraper was flaked on a core tablet with three very clear flakes removed on the top side, resulting in an unusually symmetrical piece. The interior flake side has a fabulous bulb of percussion and very slight chip removal giving it added ergonomic support...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377682 (stock #J2300)
Large Ertebolle-Ellerbek ("Kitchen Midden") culture multi-tool on a flake from Denmark. Neolithic period flint, height 5", dates to 5300-3900 BCE. Auction purchase, excellent condition. Lovely, thin and quite large flake tool. Probably a left hander. One side is an extended blade the length of the entire lithic. On the other is a partial concave scraper reverse flaked up to the distal end, which also serves as an ergonomic booster.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377643 (stock #1290)
Native American Paleolithic scraper on a flake from the Suwannee River/Withlacoochee River basin in northern Florida. Chert, height 2 3/4"...
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 #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 #1377634 (stock #4295)
Interesting bifacial blade on quartzite from the Suwannee River/Withlacoochee River basin area of northern Florida. Intact and in excellent condition. Height 3 3/8". Auction purchase, ex. Cottingham collection, Texas. The color variation is indigenous to the stone and is not evidence of heat treatment. Though there is a soft, high point semi glossy patina which indicates age, the blade is still quite sharp and does not exhibit much signs of use. Possibly a ritual object. Dates to 10,000-8...
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 #1377626 (stock #4291)
Lovely, small Paleolithic knife on a flake from the Suwannee River/Withlacoochee River basin area of northern Florida. Chert, height 2 7/16". Excellent condition with deep chocolate to black dry patina. Auction purchase, ex.Cottingham collection. Wonderfully minimalist and sculptural blade with superbly executed retouches along the blade edge. Dates to 10,000-8,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377623 (stock #2643)
Neanderthal dihedral burin on what was originally a flake with one face entirely cortex. Jasper, height 2 1/2". Excellent condition with glossy ground patina. Legal excavation find from the Nordlinger Ries, Germany. This was expertly made with two masterful burin blows. Originally on a flake, at some later point retouches were added to the flake side, inproving the ergonomics dramatically. Nice variation in the patina in this area of the lithic. Dates to 100,000-80,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377619 (stock #2302)
Lovely thick scraper on a flake from the Suwannee River/Withlacoochee River basin area of northern Florida. Chert, height 3 1/4". Auction purchase, formerly Cottingham and Bakler collections. Excellent condition with lovely chocolate colored and glossy organic patina. The patina on this lithic is the result of thousands of years' exposure to rich organic compounds. The original stone color is white. Some slight bifacial flaking. Dates to 10-000-8,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Documents : Pre 1920 item #1377617 (stock #MB5441)
An Interesting & Rare Collection of 30 Parliamentary and Consular Reports on Japan 1856-1912.

These reports were presented to both houses of Parliament by command of Queen Victoria and form a valuable research tool for the study of relations between Great Britain and Japan in the most momentous episode in Japanese history, the Restoration of the Emperor in 1868, which brought to an end the Shogunate and the Edo Period. Apart from the diplomatic and political interest there is valuable infor...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377616 (stock #2881)
Large Neanderthal scraper on a flake. Chert, height 3 1/8". Legal excavation find from the Nordlinger Ries. Matte ground patina, missing a few very minor chips, otherwise in excellent condition. Though this lithic is made on what appears to be a large flake, there is evidence of a secondary level of work on the flake side. Also what looks like interesting reworking on the other face (especially a later addition which greatly increases ergonomic capacities). This would lead me to feel that t...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377614 (stock #3005)
Interesting multi-edge Neanderthal scraper on a lovely piece of striated grey flint. Excellent condition, height 2 1/4". Legal excavation find from the Nordlinger Ries. Sort of a hybrid between a naturally backed blade and a multi-edged scraper. Still quite sharp. Very sculptural piece, masterfully flaked. Sates to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Pre 1990 item #1377331 (stock #VW1508)
Watch Company
$60.00
ROLEX DATE Style 16mm Steel Logo Buckle 19mm Croco Leather strap. BUCKLE: Back marked: “ACIERINOX ROLEXSA Swiss”, 16mm Logo Buckle. The strap is a 19mm Genuine Leather Crocodile pattern. This high Grade strap (Marked SUISSE QUALITE) is suitable for the earlier ROLEX Models; DAYTONA, OYSTERDATE, DATE, Air King and Precision in two tone or gold. Complete your Rolex gold watch with this correct and suitable strap. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET. BUY SOMETHING PROV...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377172 (stock #3795)
Large Neanderthal scraper on a flake from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, height 4 3/4" Legal surface find in excellent condition with soft ground patina. I've always been impressed with the strength and accuracy needed to have detached this large flake in a single blow. Backed with a large area of cortex, the flaked edge exhibits both a convex scraper and a broad concave scraper or shaft straightener. While minimal, the ergonomic touches are masterful. Dates to 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 #1377168 (stock #1448)
A large Neanderthal cleaver from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, height 3 5/8". Legal surface find with variegated ground patina. One small chip has been reglued, otherwise excellent condition. Nice and very solid cleaver with good ergonomics and a very well flaked and defined, almost denticulate, cleaver edge. The ergonomics allow for use as a cleaver on the long side or the distal end. The reglued piece is a small area of cortex about midway up one face. Dates to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377091 (stock #1912)
A partially bifacially worked Neanderthal axe from Fontmaure, France, height 3 5/16". Jasper, in excellent condition, legal surface find with glossy ground patina. Unusual lithic that slips in between several modern categories. There is a long straight scraper on one edge, terminating in a flaked chopping edge at the distal end. Much of the proximal end and side opposite the scraper are untouched and take advantage of the natural structure of the pebble to give solid ergonomic support. Nice...
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. It may also have been a "rapidly made in the field" tool for a spe...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377088 (stock #2858)
Three different style of Neanderthal multi-tools from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 2 5/8" and 3 5/16". All three an old auction purchase, I have no source or find data on them. All in excellent condition with luminous ground patina. The lithic to the left is bifacially worked with 2 blade or very fine scraper edges and a sort of crushing edge on the distal end. It could be classified as a proto-axe. The center lithic is a backed blade with a retouched edge that extends the fu...
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 #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 #1377079 (stock #2343)
Interesting group of four Neanderthal scrapers on flakes from Fontmaure, France. Heights between 2 3/4"and 3 1/8". All legal surface finds in excellent condition, and exceptionally glossy ground patinas. The tool on the right may be missing a chip opposite the scraper edge. It is well patinated and I can't tell if it is an early break or was intentional for ergonomic reasons. If so it is more effective when using the proximal end as a push plane. Two of these tools are made from a rich, mos...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377078 (stock #3677)
Three Neanderthal blades, Jasper, from Fontmaure, France. heights between 3 1/8"and 3 3/8". All three in excellent condition, legal surface finds with soft ground patina. The two blades to the left are on flakes, the blade to the right is bifacially worked. This is actually a multi-tool with a blade, a notched scraper edge and a burin. The lithic to the left also has a broad shaft straightener opposite the blade edge. All three date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377077 (stock #1398)
2 Neanderthal burins from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights 2 1/8" and 2 1/4". Excellent condition, legal surface finds. Both also have a worked scraper or blade edge, and the burin to the left has a hooked notch. Dating to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377075 (stock #2336)
Two Neanderthal discoid scrapers from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights 2 1/4" and 2 1/2". Excellent condition, legal surface finds with fine, glossy ground patina. The smaller of the two is on a flake, and has fine, expertly done flaking around most of the edge, with a small portion of the striking platform left at the proximal edge for stable ergonomic support. The larger scraper is bifacially worked with great ergonomic design. This may be a scraper on a reworked core. Date to 50,000 B...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377073 (stock #2422)
A good size and heavy Neanderthal convergent scraper on a flake. Jasper, from Fontmaure, France, height 3 7/8". Excellent condition with glossy ground patina. Legal surface find. Very boldly flaked scraper with 4 distinct scraper edges. One slightly convex (to the left of the distal end), one an abrupt scraper edge (to the right of the distal end), one slightly concave (lower left below the convex scraper), and a straight push-plane on the proximal end. Dates to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377072 (stock #2905)
A larger Neanderthal multi-tool on a partially bifacially worked flake. From Fontmaure, France, height 3 5/8". Legal surface find in excellent condition, soft ground patina. Interesting multi-tool with several different, well defined scraper edges, a shallow notch and a slight burin or borer. Very well conceived ergonomically. Dates to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376896 (stock #3773)
Five Neanderthal tools on lovely shades of chert from the Nordlinger Ries, Germany. Legal surface finds, heights between 2" and 2 1/2". Some minor chips missing on each. The largest lithic is a backed blade, still sharp. The others display a variety of scraper edges, notches and burins. Date to 80,000-50,000 BCE. Lovely, soft colors on these stones.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376894 (stock #3289)
Large Neanderthal convergent scraper on a flake, height 3 1/2". Missing one chip on the proximal end, otherwise in excellent condition. Finely wrought flaking down the entire length of both sides of the lithic, with a very precisely conceived ergonomic design, giving a lot of extra grip strength while using this rather thin flake tool. Dates to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376892 (stock #3780)
Three Neanderthal multi-tools on chert from the Nordlinger Ries, Germany. Legal surface finds, all in excellent condition, the smallest of the three missing a chip near the distal end. Heights between 2 1/8" and 3". each of these three lithics has a nice variety of functional tools. The burin on the left (which is still quite sharp) has a boldly flaked blade edge and a more refined partial scraper edge. The middle tool displays really exquisite flaking on the denticulate blade edge, while the...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376577 (stock #3284)
A larger, heavy Neanderthal multi-tool on a flake, which may have been a core originally. From Fontmaure, France, jasper, height 4 1/4", legal surface find. Excellent condition, with soft ground patina. While the initial handling of this lithic was quite bold and sculptural (which leads me to believe it was a core at first), there is a variety of more subtle retouches on several surfaces, making it a complex tool. The burin with the bold notch below it is evident. The distal end next to th...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376576 (stock #3130)
A group of six masterfully conceived and executed Neanderthal multi-tools. The first and the fifth from the left are from Marbach, Germany, chert, and legal excavation finds. The other four are from Fontmaure, France, jasper, and legal surface finds. Heights vary between 1 1/8" and 1 7/8". All in excellent condition, varying ground patinas. Despite their small size, these very functional tools all have at least two separate uses including burins, a push plane (second from right), scraper edg...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376575 (stock #3518)
This is an unusual and larger Neanderthal convergent scraper, on what appears to be a wedge flake of some sort. Jasper, height 3 3/8", from Marbach, Germany. Legal excavation find. Missing several minor chips. The flake, though slightly curved laterally, is perfectly flat, with the two faces essentially parallel. The entirety of the edge has been retouched, giving a number of various workable tools, including a slight notch/burin on the proximal edge. Some of the retouches are over larger ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376574 (stock #2365)
Lovely and unusual Neanderthal convex scraper on a flake. Jasper, legal surface find from Fontmaure, France. Height 3". Excellent condition with a glossy ground patina. Nice area of cortex remaining, with a very evident bulb of percussion on the flake side. There are 2 burin blows on the edge opposite the convex scraper, indicating that this edge may also have been used as a striking tool or burin. The small triangular area between these two blows shows no sign of further retouches, howeve...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376573 (stock #1578)
A large Neanderthal blade on a flake from Lower Normandy, France. Flint, height 4 3/4". Missing one chip on the distal end of the flake side, otherwise excellent condition. Nice ground patina. This was purchased at auction. I have no source or find data on it. Remarkably well designed ergonomically on both faces and the proximal end, making this larger blade very effective for heavier work. Dates to approximately 100,000-80,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376571 (stock #2190)
Lovely Neanderthal discoid scraper from the Vallee de la Creuse, France. Flint, excellent condition, height 2 3/8". Legal surface find. Soft ground patina. Finely conceived and executed scraper on a flake. The entire edge, minus a small portion for a finger grip, has been retouched, giving a nice variety of functional edges. Dates to approximately 50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376552 (stock #3105)
Five Mesolithic scrapers from Manor Farm, Eccles Road, Quindenham, Norwich, Norwalk, UK. All in excellent condition, made from a lovely grey to brown flint, with excellent luminous ground patina. Legal surface finds, heights from 1 7/8" to 2 1/4". These scrapers all exhibit the bold retouches that one commonly sees on Mesolithic tools from various parts of England. The straight scraper, second from the right in the photo, was not broken, but has a truncation at both ends, indicating that it ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376550 (stock #2720)
A group of three finely wrought micro tools from the Little Ouse River valley, East Anglia, UK. Flint, heights from 1 3/8" to 1 3/4". All three are flake tools in excellent condition, legal surface finds. Beautiful small scrapers on a lovely amber flint with extensive remains of cortex, all three exhibiting masterful retouches along the scraper edges. Date to approximately 8000-5000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376457 (stock #2567)
A group of four small Neanderthal multi-tools from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 1 1/2" and 1 3/4". All legal surface finds in excellent condition, glossy ground patina. With the exception of the burin on the left, these tools are all multi-tools that, at their small size, exhibit a mastery of conceptualization and technique in the exploitation of a very small piece of stone to produce a functional tool with a multitude of uses. The small blade with the burin, second to left, is...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376456 (stock #2529)
Lovely group of five Neanderthal micro-tools from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 1" and 1 3/8". All legal surface finds, all in excellent condition with beautiful, glossy ground patinas. These tiny tools display a complex variety of functional tools. In fact all of them have at least two different functioning tools. Their use remains a mystery. They could have been used for very refined work, possibly medicine related, or they could be children's tools. In any case the craftsm...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376455 (stock #1919)
Nice pair of Neanderthal convergent scrapers on flakes. Jasper, from Fontmaure, France. Legal surface finds, heights 2 1/2" and 2 7/8". Both in excellent condition. The scraper on the right has a variety of retouched edges, terminating in a burin or borer at the distal end. The scraper on the left is retouched on nearly the entire edge, except the proximal end and a small area next to this which allows for a good grip for all the differently positioned edges. Date to approximately 80,000-50...
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 three have a complex variety of scrapers, blade edges and burins or borers, exhibiting masterful retouching. The lithic to the left (in a nice example of green jasper) is wafer thin- a wonderful example of remarkable mastery of tool making skills. Dat...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376451 (stock #1242)
Neanderthal discoid scraper on a flake. Flint, height 2 5/8". Excellent condition with nice, medium ground patina. Auction purchase, I think this may be from the Dordogne region of France. The entire edge has been retouched except for a small part of the proximal end. Small burin at the distal end. Dates to approximately 50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376450 (stock #4120)
Lovely Neanderthal point on a flake from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, height 2 1/2". Legal surface find with fine, soft ground patina. The entire edge on the right side of the left photo has been retouched, forming a blade-like edge with a slight burin and two notches from about the mid-point down to the proximal end. This is a complex and very effectively thought out edge. Retouches to the left of the point as well, down to about the bottom of the purple streak in the jasper. Dates to appro...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376449 (stock #3365)
Wonderful, conceptually complex Neanderthal multi-tool. Flint, height 3 1/8". Excellent condition, slight ground patina, legal surface find from the Grand-Pressigny region, France. Very interesting and eccentric multi-tool. The top is a shaft straightener/concave scraper, and the slight extension with traces of cortex is a nose end scraper. Descending the length of the lithic from there is a denticulate saw edge. The proximal edge is a slight blade or chopper, and finally the upper left proj...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376327 (stock #1695)
A group of three Neanderthal scrapers and one naturally backed blade from Marbach, Germany. Chert, heights all at 2 3/8". Ground patina, all legal excavation finds. Minor chips to all four. The naturally backed blade is third from the left. This group of smaller lithics exhibits a wide variety of scraper edges, small notches and borer tips, making them highly effective tools despite their smaller size. Dating to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376325 (stock #3716)
Three smaller blades on flakes. All flint, heights between 2 5/8" and 3". The top of the center blade is broken, otherwise they are in excellent condition. These were all part of an auction purchase, as such I have no collection data to go with them. They were from a German collection. The chalky, whitish patina is most commonly seen on lithics that spent time either under the sea, covered by the advancing ocean over a given time, or on the shore near the ocean. Hence I would imagine these...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376322 (stock #2357)
A group of three very solid Neanderthal tools on flakes from Marbach, Germany. Lengths between 2 7/8" and 3". All three jasper, large areas of cortex, excellent condition, legal excavation finds. Ground patina. The two exterior lithics are both very solid, chunky scrapers, rapidly yet expertly formed from what would have been the end pieces of the original pebble. The tool on the left is for a left hander. The central tool is a naturally backed blade, well flaked and still quite sharp. Not...