Jeremy's Rock Garden

Three Northern European Blades on Flakes

Three Northern European Blades on Flakes


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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 are from northern Europe somewhere, maybe Germany or Denmark. All three blades are very finely and precisely worked. I suspect that they were originally hasped or mounted on a handle of some sort. PLEASE NOTE! I am not 100% sure on the identification of these blades. The center blade is clearly Neanderthal. The other two may be later (Mesolithic). I have seen both Neanderthal and upper Paleolithic to Mesolithic blades that are quite similar. Central blade dating to around 50,000 BCE, not sure on the other two.
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