An irregular Neanderthal partial biface chopper with burin. Jasper, in excellent condition with a matte ground patina. Fontmaure, France, legal surface find. Height 3 1/4". While not specifically categorized in current typology, this form of irregular chopper or burin is seen repeatedly in the output of Neanderthal from Fontmaure. Generally they consists of a burin or borer point offset to either side of the distal end, with a scraper edge on one or both sides of the burin. This particular example has excellent ergonomics at the proximal end. It would be categorized as a flake tool (Mode 3), despite being bifacially flaked. Dates to approx. 50,000 BCE.