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Item:114117981751British Early Upper Palaeolithic L-R-J double burin. The burin has been created on a very fine long flint blade. One lateral edge is naturally backed, whilst the other has ultra fine dorsal retouches along it's length. These types of blades tools were made during the so-called "Transitional Period". In Britain this period is known as the L-R-J (Lincombian-Ranisian-Jerzmanowician) a period that 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: 60 mm Width: 12 mm c 44,000 - 40,000 years bp From an old British collection, provenance details supplied with the sale. Found Kent.Provenance:Ownership History Available, Type:double burin, Material:Flint
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Early Upper Palaeolithic, L-R-J Backed Double Burin on a Blade c40,000 yrs bp