Late Middle,Early Upper Palaeolithic, L-R-J Bladepoint c45,000 yrs bp

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Seller: muddy-feet (2.773) 100%, Location: West Malling, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 114134347756 British Late Middle/Early Upper Palaeolithic L-R-J triangular bladepoint. This unusual tool has been created on a broad flint blade. It shares characteristics of both the Late Middle and Early Upper Palaeolithic with a blend of both typologies in one. Both lateral edges have serrated bifacial retouches along their length. The dorsal proximal end has a knop-like protrusion at the base. This may have been created so it could be hafted to a shaft? These types of 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: 67 mm Width: 31 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: bladepoint, Material: Flint

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