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Item:372990146044UNIFACIAL COBBLE CHOPPER Acheulian, Lower Palaeolithic Hampshire, England A large & heavy example of a cobble chopper - some 13cm long. Made on a flint cobble using a stone hammer to remove large flakes from one side only leading to the creation of a pointed chopping tip at the distal end. There is some minor retouching to the flaked side. The rest of the tool has been left cortical the natural rounded butt end providing a good grip. The flake has been removed at such an angle as to both create a pointed chopping tip & to leave the natural bulbous proximal end intact for a comfortable hand grip. This is a surprisingly well balanced tool. A simple BUT effective tool designed for heavy duty chopping such as breaking open mammoth bones for marrow extraction. The flake scars are all well patinated with the brownish patination colours that are typical of the river terrace deposits of Hampshire. As such it can be seen that the flakes were all removed at the same time in sequence. This reduction sequence is proof of the hominid origin of this ancient cobble chopper. This is a genuine Lower Palaeolithic tool made & used by Homo heidelbergensis. PLEASE NOTE - a genuine English Lower Palaeolithic artefact will, with very few exceptions, have a patina on account of its great age. Supplied labelled with locality details. UK P&P £3.50p, Airmail Europe £16.95p, Airmail Rest of World (except Australia, New Zealand & Singapore) £22.95p, Airmail Australia, New Zealand & Singapore £24.50p. Postage will be combined for multiple purchases. However, this can only be determined once the items are boxed & weighed - therefore, PLEASE wait for an invoice. For ‘BUY IT NOW’ items you will need to add the items to your shopping basket & then use the ‘request total from seller’ button.
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Large Acheulian Palaeolithic PATINATED Pointed UNIFACIAL COBBLE CHOPPER England