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Item:114050807663British, Late Middle-Early Upper Palaeolithic L-R-J osseous notched spear point with traces of birch tar adhesive. This very rare Neanderthal made point has been created on a split bone, possibly from a rib? The lateral edges have opposing notches for securing to a shaft. Remarkably the outer dorsal side still retains traces of black tar adhesive. Late Middle, Early Upper Palaeolithic L-R-J (Lincombian-Ranisian-Jerzmanowician) and is contemporary with the Châtelperronian of France and Spain. It is believed that the so-called "transitional period" was a time when both Neanderthals and Anatomical Modern Humans coexisted, a period that lasted for around 5,000 years. By around 40,000 years it is it generally accepted that Neanderthals were out competed by Modern Humans in most but not all areas of Europe, however, some did hang on a little after c40,000 years in remote places. Length: 98 mm Width: 30 mm c 45,000 - 40,000 years bp From an old British collection, provenance details supplied with the sale. Found Kent.Provenance:Ownership History Available, Material:Bone, Type:Spear point
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EUP L-R-J, Osseous Spear Point with Birch Tar Adhesive c45k yrs bp