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. Note on the blade's backed side (in the upper photo, half way down the right side) there appears to be a notch. This is actually a support for the finger, giving a really remarkable boost in gripping capacity to the user. All date to approximately 80,000 BCE.