Neolithic Tranchet Flint Axe circa 4000 BC
This artefact was found in the Seine Maritime region of Normandy France. Well worked with a grey colour to the flint and a large area of cortex still showing.100mm x 40mm.
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Aucheulean Ancorian Stone Pick circa 100,000 BC
Here we have a very rare ancient stone tool discovered near the coast of North West Portugal. Could it be that Neanderthal man was being pushed further west by new incomers to their territory. It is a beautiful light honey coloured stone implement which the maker would have used as a pick. It fits perfectly to the hand and tapers to flat nosed point. The stone is napped fully on the left hand side and half the way down on the right hand side. Interestingly this would indicate that the maker some 100,000 years ago was right handed as clearly the tool does not fit comfortably in the left hand. The human brain is the same biologically now as it was 100,000 years ago. Fascinating.
180mm x 65mm.
Neolithic Arrow Fashioning Stone Tool circa 8000 BC
Discovered at the Boudeub Figuig border area in the south Moroccan Sahara region of Africa, this early stone tool would have been used for stripping and shaping wooden arrows as can be seen from the hollow on one side of the stone from constant use.
90mm x 90mm.
Neolithic Flint Chopper Stone circa 8000 BC
From an old English collection this Neolithic chopper tool was discovered at Knockholt Kent UK. Similar to above but with more cortex showing, and less napping. Fits perfectly in the hand. 100mm x80mm.
Neolithic Stone Fishing Weight circa 6000 BC
Discovered in the well known Neolithic area of Seine Maritime, Normandy France, this particular fishing weight is part polished to one side, and towards the top has a hole drilled through for fixing to a line. The laborious task of drilling the hole would have been done by continually placing sand and water to the area, and boring with an antler horn piercer or a piece of wood. This would have taken a long time but was most important for Neolithic man as he could then use the weight on the river Seine to catch fish for food. An important dietary factor for the vitamin that helps develop the human brain. This fishing weight is green in colour and was discovered in Bardouville.
110mm x 80mm.