Early Upper Palaeolithic, (L-R-J) Shouldered Leafpoint Projectile c45-40k yrs bp

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Seller: muddy-feet (2.773) 100%, Location: West Malling, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 114063656270 British Early Upper Palaeolithic L-R-J shouldered leafpoint projectile. This superb early projectile has been made on a bifacially thinned flint flake. It has a lanceolate leaf shape with a triangular lateral shoulder for hafting to a shaft. The lateral edges are sharp and converge to a well made distal point. This rare projectile was made during the so-called "Transitional Period". In Britain this period is known as 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. An additional curious observation is the lateral profile having a symbolic Lalinde appearance, as does the remaining cortical section on the dorsal side. Length: 81 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: Flint, Type: Projectile point

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