Two very unusual Neanderthal scrapers from Marbach, Germany. Chert, heights 1 7/8" and 2 1/2". Legal excavation finds. Slight chips from use on the larger of the two, otherwise excellent condition. Variegated ground patina.
These two scrapers are difficult to place in the typology, and may be a form specific to the Marbach region. They both are flake tools, with a discoid or quite round convex scraper on one end, relatively thin, and they gradually deepen on the proximal end into a comparably thick point. On the smaller tool this was flaked into a burin. The larger is also flaked on the proximal end, but this forms an edge about 1/2" long that appears to be a modified borer/scraper. Both date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.