LARGE MUSEUM-CLASS NEANDERTHAL MOUSTERIAN FLINT HAND AXE OF INGENIOUS DESIGN FROM FAMOUS REGION IN FRANCE *M381
Overview Product Description The form and execution of this extraordinary BIFACIAL handaxe was fashioned by a Neanderthal in the MOUSTERIAN OF ACHEULIAN TRADITION (MAT). It is a much larger Mousterian example than typically seen and it features a unique grip design that demonstrates the ingenuity and thought capability of the early Neanderthals of the region. Fashioned out of flint, a portion of the natural curvy flint cobble was retained and oriented so that it became part of the grip…
Mesolithic flint tools
Mesolithic flint tools;Mesolithic people used a wide variety of scrapers - end scrapers, side scrapers and combined scrapers, probably to turn raw hides into clothing, tents and other utilities. Some were large and heavy - up to 10 centimetres and possibly hafted, while others were so small and delicate they could scarcely be held by adult fingers. Some were flakes that were retouched, others were made on blades (flakes more than twice as long as they are wide).
19th Century Cherokee Bear Effigy Carved Pipe Bowl
Cherokee bear effigy carved pipe bowl. Region/Tribe: North Carolina/Cherokee, circa second half of the 19th century. Material: Steatite. Dimension: L 3", W 1" x H 2". Condition: Excellent, rich surface patina, no restoration. Collection history: Brant Mackley collection, PA. References: Coe, Ralph T. Sacred Circles: 2000 Years of North American Indian Art. London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1976. (p. 81, cat # 61). Comments: A Classic finely carved figural pipe bowl depicting a life-like…
ECUADORIAN OBSIDIAN SPEAR POINT
Fine large monoface C.1000 BC. 3 1/2” length barbed triangular point with indented bottom tang as found on west coast US prehistoric points. One side flaked in the round and the other with large medial cleavage from attachment to the rock, with the perimeter flaked to shape. Prehistoric when a number of diverse cultures inhabited the region and mixed freely. Old cloth bandage label marked Pioter, indicating the product of a European expedition. Rare large example.