Lwr Palaeolithic, Clactonian Rhomboid Chopping Tool c400k years BP

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Seller: muddy-feet (2.772) 100%, Location: West Malling, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 114127326449 Lower Palaeolithic, Clactonian Rhomboid chopping tool. This impressive rhomboid chopping tool has been created on a heavy flint nodule core. It multiple working edges, the two main points are located at either ends, both of which are thick and dihedral in nature. The tool has six flat platform like faces giving it a biconical appearance. It is very similar to having a Rubric cube in the hand. The H. heidelbergensis group that produced such tools are thought to have originated from Asia, arriving in Britain sometime around c420,000 years ago. This particular Homo group used very simple pebble and notched flake tools. The most famous artefact from this particular group is a wooden spear, it was found at Clacton-on-Sea in Essex, an area from which the Clactonian industry gets it's name. There is currently no supportive evidence to suggest that this early colonising group produced any hand axes. Length: 112 mm Width: 97 mm Weight: 660 grams C 400,000 years bp This rare tool is in a superb collectable condition. From an old collection, Found close to "The Ebbsfleet Elephant" site Kent. Provenance: Ownership History Available, Type: chopping tool, Material: flint

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