All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353709 (stock #2320)
A spectacular example of a Neanderthal point on a flake. Chert, height 3". Poursal, France, legal surface find. Slight chip missing on the distal end, otherwise excellent condition with a fine, glossy patina. Exquisite worksmanship. Dating to 80,000 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 #1353705 (stock #2364)
A set of 4 Neanderthal multi-tools. Jasper, heights between 2 5/8" and 3 5/8". Fontmaure, France, legal surface finds. Excellent condition. Three of these lithics are multi-tools on Levallois flakes. The fourth, which is second from the right, is a partially worked biface (ie flaked on one face more or less entirely, and partial flaking on the reverse face). This may have been a core tablet that was reworked into a cleaver with a burin like extension. All four have fine patinas...
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 : Books : References : Pre 1980 item #1353661
Published by the Current Company Bristol RI (no date) Catalog Six~ Books from 1478, Manuscripts from 1745 and prints...."A catalogue of rare books, first editions and the interesting and unusual..." Cover shows light wear ~ no marks.89pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353272 (stock #1984)
A set of 6 Neanderthal tools. Chert, heights between 2" and 3 1/4". Marbach, Germany, legal site finds. Overall excellent condition with varying patinas. A diverse group of medium size tools that exhibit a variety of tools, including backed blades (third and fifth from left) and a great denticulate or saw blade (fourth from left with whitish patina). Very clear retouches on this group. Dating to approximately 120,000-80,000 BCE.
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 #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 #1353264 (stock #3499)
A group of 3 Neanderthal burins. The two to the left are chert, from Marbach, Germany. The burin to the right is jasper from Fontmaure, France. All are in excellent condition, and legal surface or site finds. Heights between 2 1/4" and 2 3/4". All are solidly constructed with adjoining scraper edges, hence functional multi-tools. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE (Marbach tools) and 50,000 BCE (Fontmaure tool).
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353104 (stock #2494)
Neanderthal pic. Beautifully crafted partial biface. Flint, height 3 1/4". Grand-Pressigny, France. Legal surface find from a dried river bed. Missing one chip, otherwise excellent condition with a rich, glossy patina. Lovely and well-balanced pic on a Levallois point. Both edges have been retouched on both sides to give convergent straight scrapers. Dates to approximately 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 #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...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353100 (stock #3039)
Sedalia axe. Mozarkite (chert), height 4 5/8". Auction purchase, found in Morgan County, Missouri by Bill Van Pool. Excellent condition. Interesting biface that appears to have been used and then reformed on the distal end. Nice ground patina. As I am unfamiliar with this specific type of tool and region I would be unable to properly date it.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353098 (stock #2145)
Neanderthal biface axe. Sandstone, height 4 5/8" Abilly area (?), France. Auction purchase, French collection. Missing a large flake on the verso. This is a very old break, well patinated. Probably frost damage and not from use. Beautifully crafted and sculptural axe. Sandstone or quartzite tools from this region are known but are quite rare. Dates to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
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 #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 #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 Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352941 (stock #2001)
Large and sculptural Neolithic "Livre du Beurre" ("butter loaf") blade core. Flint, height 10". Grand-Pressigny, France. Legal surface find. Excellent condition. Beautiful, large blade core, the crenelated edges and large blade strikes very clearly visible. Wonderful, sculptural presence. Dates to approximately 4500 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352939 (stock #3147)
Three eccentric Neanderthal multi-tools on irregular Levallois flakes. Jasper, heights between 2 1/2" and 3 3/8". Fontmaure, France. Legal surface finds. All in excellent condition with glossy patinas. Interesting group of tools which take full advantage of the random forms of the irregular Levallois flakes, having been retouched to highlight the properties of the flake. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352937 (stock #2351)
A group of 3 large Neanderthal multi-tools. Jasper, heights between 3 3/8" and 3 3/4". All legal surface finds from Fontmaure, France. All in excellent condition with fine, glossy patinas. Each tool presenting several retouched surfaces, producing a complex battery of burins and scraper edges. Dating to approximately 50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352936 (stock #3021)
4 Neanderthal blades from different sources. three are jasper, one is flint. All legal surface finds. Heights between 2 7/8" and 3 1/4". Two of these blades (second and fourth from left) are from Marbach, Germany. The blade to the left is from Fontmaure, France, and the blade with the white patina, which is the flint blade, is from the Paris Basin region in France. The whitish patina on that blade is typical of the Paris Basin lithics. All have minor chips missing...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352795 (stock #2434)
3 exceptionally fine Neanderthal multi-tools on irregular Levallois flakes. Jasper, heights between 2 1/2" and 3". Fontmaure, France, legal surface finds. All in excellent condition with nice "ground" patina. Three masterfully worked multi-tools on lovely examples of Fontmaure jasper. Each tool functions like a Swiss army knife of its time with different burins, notches and scrapers perfectly conceived and executed by the tool makers. Flakes are ultra-thin and expertly struck from the orig...
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 #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 #1352792 (stock #2115)
Group of 4 smaller and diverse Neanderthal tools. Jasper, heights between 2" and 2 1/2". Marbach, Germany. Legal site finds, all intact and in excellent condition, with the exception of the very tip of burin missing on the third tool from the left. Nice set of small but complex multi-tools on flakes. The lithic to the right is an excellent and still completely useable denticulate saw. Date to approximately 50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1980 item #1352741
A large coffee table book written by Desmond Eyles and Richard Dennis and published by Royal Doulton Tableware Ltd.,Stoke on Trent 1978. Minor spotting on the first page but otherwise in good condition. Colored photos with production numbers and in some cases, artists are noted.432pp
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1352711 (stock #COIN-002)
JJ Oriental
$375.00
A nice large coin from theWarring States that can be used as a pendant. Size: Diameter. 4.1cm. Condition: Fine.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352683 (stock #3992)
Neanderthal cleaver. Jasper, height 3 3/4". Fontmaure, France. From an old Dutch collection purchased at auction. Excellent condition. Beautifully designed and ergonomically sophisticated cleaver on a softer piece of jasper with large areas of cortex. The retouched cleaver edge is at the top in the photos. The proximal edge, at the bottom, is wider and allows for an excellent and very stable grip. Dates to approximately 50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352681 (stock #3018)
Large Neanderthal scraper on a flake, flint, height 4 1/4". Vallee de la Creuse, Grand-Pressigny region, France. Legal surface find from an old, dried riverbed. Excellent condition with a nice patina and large area of cortex. Fine retouches along the distal end and both edges. Dates to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352680 (stock #2868)
Lovely, gemlike smaller Neanderthal biface axe. Flint, height 2 3/4". Grand-Pressigny region, France. Legal surface find. Beautifully crafted small axe, with a gem-like, glossy patina. One or two very minor chips, essentially undetectable. I have never been able to determine if the "missing" piece in the cortex area is damage or was part of the original concept for ergonomic reasons. It does look hominid made with an upward blow from the proximal end, which then broke off along the horizo...
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. Perfectly placed for t...
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 #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 #1352410 (stock #2874)
A group of 4 sculptural Neanderthal tools. Jasper, heights between 2 1/4" and 2 5/8". From the Marbach, Germany. Legal archaeological site finds. 4 diverse and very finely made tools, exhibiting a number of different functional edges, from burins to convex, straight and concave scraper edges. All in excellent condition with no modern damage. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352409 (stock #2160)
Larger Neolithic blade core (livre du beurre, or butter loaf). Flint, height 7 1/8". Legal surface find, Grand-Pressigny region, France. Excellent condition- a large core with traces of the removal of several longer blade blanks (see my stock number 2786 for examples). Dates to approximately 8000-5000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352319 (stock #2200)
Neanderthal Sub-triangular biface axe. Flint, height 3 7/8". Legal surface find, Grand-Pressigny region, France. Overall excellent condition, one small chip on the right near the distal end. Interesting, art-brut sort of axe, apparently made using hard hammer percussion (stone on stone). Possibly a tool made in the field for some more immediate purpose. Dates to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352318 (stock #3185)
A smaller refined Lower Paleolithic Acheulean biface axe. Flint, height 3 1/4". Legal surface find, Abilly, France. Probably very early Neanderthal. This axe is smaller than what one generally sees as being attributed to Heidelberg Man. Excellent condition with no modern damage. Tiny ridge areas of surface abrasion, luminous patina. Lovely, small and complex hand axe, showing the remarkable knapping skills of its maker. Dates to approximately 700,000-300,000 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...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352315 (stock #3090)
A group of 4 Native American Paleolithic flake cores. Chert, heights between 2" and 2 1/2". From a large group of material purchased at auction from a single camp site in the Lima Lake bottomland, NW Adams County, Illinois. All in excellent condition, with nice variegated colors due to being buried in rich organic soil for centuries. Dating to approximately 8000-1000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352312 (stock #2304)
Neanderthal partial biface axe. Flint, height 3 5/8". Legal surface find from near Grand-Pressigny, France (dried ancient riverbed of the Creuse River). Excellent condition, one small chip missing at proximal end of the axe. Beautiful, triangular axe with a luminous patina on the famous Grand-Pressigny caramel colored flint.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352211 (stock #3168)
A group of 6 smaller English Neolithic tools and 1 core, all from England, near South Wiltshire and the Caple area, Sussex. Flint, heights between 1 3/16" and 2 1/4". All in excellent condition, all legal surface finds. Diverse group of small, very refined Neolithic tools with various blade, scrapers, and burins. lovely craftsmanship. Dating to approximately 8000-5000 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 : 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 #1352204 (stock #2166)
A group of 5 smaller Neanderthal tools from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 2" and 3". Legal surface finds, all in excellent condition. Nice variety of multi-tools with a variety of finely retouched edges, from blades to scraper edges to denticulates. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352203 (stock #2846)
2 Neanderthal flake cores. Jasper, heights 2 1/2" and 3". legal surface finds from a Dutch collection. Lovely, asymmetric flake cores on richly colored examples of Fontmaure jasper. Both are quite sculptural and in excellent condition. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352158 (stock #2488)
2 eccentric Neanderthal scrapers. Jasper, height: both at 3". From Fontmaure, France, purchased from an older Dutch collection. The lithic on the left has what may be a chip missing at the top left in the photo. This is an old chip, well patinated. By it's form I do not think it was intentional to the piece and may be use-damage. The right side shows signs of use and was summarily knapped, hence it may have been made "in the field" for some specific function. The lithic on the right is a ve...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352157 (stock #1926)
3 exquisite, smaller Native American Paleolithic tools. From the Suwanee River Basin, Northern Florida. Chert, heights between 1 7/8" and 2 1/2". In excellent condition, no damage to any of the three. Ex. collection Mike Buhler, ex. collection Michael Cottingham, Texas. Three exquisite, gem like smaller biface tools with excellent, finely done retouches along most edges, resulting in miniature masterpieces of multi-tool making. Beautiful, glossy patinas indicating that the tools spent some...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352156 (stock #2318)
Large Neanderthal convergent scraper on a Levallois flake. Flint, height 4 7/8". Flawless condition with fine, soft "ground" patina. Grand-Pressigny, France, legal surface find. Lovely, solid tool with excellent retouches along both sides. The top half of the left edge (visible in the right hand side of the photo) is a denticulate, or saw-like, edge. Beautiful leaf shaped lithic. Dates to approximately 50,000 BCE.
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. The first and third blades from the left are patinated in such a way as to indicate that they spent some tim...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352152 (stock #2174)
Large Neanderthal multi-tool on a flake. Flint, height 5". From the Grand-Pressigny region, France. Legal surface find. Lovely, finely patinated multi-tool with beautiful flaking along most of the edge of the lithic except the proximal end. In excellent condition with no damage. Dates to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
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 #1351941 (stock #2393)
4 Danish Mesolithic blades, Ertebolle-Ellerbek ("Kitchen Midden") culture. Flint, heights between 3 3/4" and 4 7/8". From a lot of Danish blades purchased at auction. All in excellent condition. The first and fourth blades both have finely worked notches.
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 : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1351938 (stock #3066)
3 Neanderthal multi-tools on irregular Levallois flakes. From Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 2 3/4" and 3 7/8". Legal surface finds. All in excellent condition. A fine grouping of ultra-thin irregular Levallois flakes, each with a variety of different, retouched blade and scraper edges. Beautiful Fontmaure jasper
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1351937 (stock #2279)
Neanderthal biface hand axe. Flint, 3 1/4" by 2 1/2". Grand-Pressigny, France. Legal surface find. One small recent chip, slightly visible on left hand photo about 1/3 down on right. Exquisite, smaller hand axe on a soft, grey-brown semi-translucent flint. Beautifully executed lithic, with multiple different tool edges and a highly refined ergonomic form. Lovely axe!
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1351936 (stock #2784)
Neolithic blade core from the Grand-Pressigny region, France. Flint, 5 3/8"x 4 1/2". Legal surface find. Beautiful, large and sculptural blade core from the Neolithic period on the famous, caramel colored Grand-Pressigny region flint. Excellent condition. Dating to approximately 5000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1351871 (stock #BKS-001)
JJ Oriental
$3,600.00
A very rare and limited edition of six complete jade books in Chinese. Each volume features large and clear, beautiful color photos of rare jades that represent each period in Chinese history. The back pages of each book contain detailed descriptions of each jade. Excellent reference books for study and enjoyment. Vol. 1) Earliest Jades Vol. 2) Shang / Western Zhou Vol. 3) Spring & Autumn Period / Warring States Vol. 4) Qin/Han/Southern & Northern Dynasties Vol. 5) Sui / Ta...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1351811 (stock #2031)
4 Mesolithic tools from South Wiltshire, England. All legal surface finds. Beautiful, variegated flint, heights between 1 7/8" and 2 1/2". All in excellent condition. These tools represent a number of different tools: on the left a backed concave and convex scraper with 2 burins, next a convex scraper on a flake, third is a double blade with traces of cortex, and on the right a burin with 2 denticulate or saw edges.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1351810 (stock #2889)
3 Mesolithic/Neolithic scrapers from Manor Farm, Eccles Road, Quindenham, Norfolk, Norwich, England. From an auction lot of a large group of archaeological finds from Manor Farm. Flint, heights between 1 3/4" and 2". Excellent condition. 3 beautifully crafted smaller scrapers on gem-like, lustrous glossy black flint. Lovely group.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1351809 (stock #3133)
A group of 5 German Neolithic blades. I purchased these as part of an old German collection. No further information on them other than that they were found at a site on the Kleiner Ploner See (Little Ploner Lake) in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Flint, heights between 2 3/8" and 3 7/8". One minor chip on the 2nd blade from the right in the photo, otherwise intact. Lovely gem-like patina on beautifully colored flint. These are Neolithic blades.