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Neanderthal Straight Scraper

Neanderthal Straight Scraper


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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Geological: Prehistorical: Item # 1383501

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Jeremy's Rock Garden
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A bifacially worked straight scraper or cleaver on a pebble fragment. Chert, height 2 1/2". Excellent condition, semi-glossy ground patina. Legal excavation find from the Nordlinger Ries, Germany. Good signs of use-wear on both edges, leading me to feel this was used more as a cleaver type of tool. The form is fairly eccentric, and the piece was truncated along the top edge in the photo. Large area of cortex remaining, and well conceived ergonomics. Dates to 60,000-40,000 BCE.