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

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Seller: muddy-feet (2.773) 100%, Location: West Malling, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 114143545724 British Late Middle/Early Upper Palaeolithic L-R-J backed double burin. This unusual tool has been created on a bifacially worked flint flake. It has characteristics of both the Late Middle and Early Upper Palaeolithic with a blend of both typologies in one. It has dual ultra fine burins that are located at opposing ends. One lateral edge is sharp with dorsal retouches, the opposing lateral edge is thick and backed. 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: 70 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: double burin, Material: Flint

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