Jeremy's Rock Garden

2 Neanderthal Cleavers

2 Neanderthal Cleavers


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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Geological: Prehistorical: Item # 1375652

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2 larger Neanderthal cleavers of different typologies. Both Jasper, heights 3 5/8" and 5". Excellent condition, both missing a few very minor chips. Old auction purchases, I have no additional source data for them. The larger lithic to the left is a cleaver on a large irregular levallois flake. This was detached with what must have been a powerful single blow, and then the cleaver edge, which juts out somewhat like a convex scraper, was retouched from the opposite face. Evidence of what may be a denticulate notch below this. The opposite side was left untouched, and serves as a solid ergonomic grip, giving increased force to the user of the lithic. Nice glossy patina. The smaller tool is also a cleaver, however this is on a large pebble, possibly it was originally a core that was reworked. The functional edge is the inside edge on the top right hand photo. This edge has been retouched the length of the tool, and the rest is designed with a solid ergonomics lending itself to greater force during usage. Also a lovely patina. Both are beautiful examples of the famous Fontmaure jasper. Dating to approximately 50,000 BCE.
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