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Item:153778342004Lower Palaeolithic - Rare UK found acheulean chisel c.450,000 BP. A superb example of a very rare acheulean chisel. Produced on a good sized flint flake and displaying an extraordinary triangular cross section form. The dorsal face has a single, centrally placed arete ridge with sharp plunging lateral faces. The distal end has been brilliantly worked into a chisel like form, with several longitudinal removals. Also evident are two area of flaking along the lateral edges and near the distal end that has produced a remarkable waisted effect. The ventral face also displays retouch at the distal end to complete the tool. With mottled silver-blue ancient patina. A fantastic and rare display artifact, rarely offered. Size 17cm x 4.5cm at base. From an old collection and retrieved from a famous and documented eroding paleo channel. Full site details and provenance supplied.About me: I have been selling fine, affordable paleolithic artifacts for many years and advise collectors around the world on tool typology. Tools from my collection now reside in museums in the US/ Europe and teaching collections in many major US universities. I've always been a collector first and a dealer second, my passion is to make these unique artifacts available to all.Condition:17cm!, Colour:Orange, Material:Stone, Type:artifact, Provenance:Ownership History Available
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Lower Paleolithic - Exceptional and rare acheulean chisel - UK C.450,000+ BP