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 #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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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.