Jeremy's Rock Garden

Four Neanderthal Scrapers on Flakes

Four Neanderthal Scrapers on Flakes


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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Geological: Prehistorical: Item # 1377079

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Jeremy's Rock Garden
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Interesting group of four Neanderthal scrapers on flakes from Fontmaure, France. Heights between 2 3/4"and 3 1/8". All legal surface finds in excellent condition, and exceptionally glossy ground patinas. The tool on the right may be missing a chip opposite the scraper edge. It is well patinated and I can't tell if it is an early break or was intentional for ergonomic reasons. If so it is more effective when using the proximal end as a push plane. Two of these tools are made from a rich, moss green jasper. All are very well defined and masterfully executed, with the third tool from the left (#2343 visible in the photo) being a particularly refined and expertly executed double scraper with burin on a trapezoidal flake. Truly masterful work. All date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.