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Item:114063649337British Late Middle/Early Upper Palaeolithic stemmed leafpoint. This is a very rare and very early macro stemmed leafpoint. It shares some remarkable similarities with later proto-solutrean typologies. It has been created on an ultra thin translucent flint blade with a triangular cross section and consists of a leaf shaped distal point with a long proximal stem/tang. It is so finely made that it's uses were perhaps limited to harpoon fishing and may have possibly been hafted to a thin like javelin. These types of points were made during a so-called "Transitional Period". In Britain this period is known as the 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: 37 mm Width: 13 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:Stemmed point
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Early Upper Palaeolithic L-R-J Stemmed Leafpoint c45k yrs bp