Late Middle-Early Upper Palaeolithic Backed Burin & Knife on a Blade c45k yrs

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Seller: muddy-feet (2.773) 100%, Location: West Malling, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 114094823727 British Late Middle- Early Upper Palaeolithic, Mousterian/L-R-J. This superb tool has been created on a long backed flint blade. The left lateral edge is sharp with areas of dorsal micro retouching in areas. The opposing lateral edge is backed. Both edges converge to a distal point that has burin spall removals. The proximal end may have been used as an additional end scraper. This rare blade tool 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. Length: 90 mm Width: 25 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, Type: burin & knife, Material: Flint

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