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DESCRIPTION: Mousterian Jasper Flake Tool.
This artifact is a light and dark brown colored jasper flake tool.  The edges are still sharp as well as the two lower corners.  The ventral surface shows the original worn surface (cortex) that this piece was chipped from.  The dorsal surface is one smooth continues fracture.  Flake tools were commonly used for cutting meat and animal hides as well as other common materials.  This unusual and hard to find artifact is an example of a Mousterian artifact from the Italian region of Europe.  It measures 23mm by 20mm.  It was discovered at a site near Gargano (Puglia), Italy.  This piece dates to the Neanderthals in the Italian region of Europe about 100,000 to 50,000 B.C.


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PRICE: $ 64.00   ITEM NO: ITA - 07

DESCRIPTION: Mousterian Jasper Flake Tool.
This artifact is a mottled light yellow-tan colored jasper flake tool.  The left edge is still very sharp.  The right side is flat and about perpendicular to the ventral surface.  The ventral surface shows the bulb of percussion.  The dorsal surface shows 3 main flake scars.  Flake tools were commonly used for cutting meat and animal hides as well as other common materials.  This unusual and hard to find artifact is an example of a Mousterian artifact from the Italian region of Europe.  It measures 30mm by 11mm.  It was discovered at a site near Gargano (Puglia), Italy.  This piece dates to the Neanderthals in the Italian region of Europe about 100,000 to 50,000 B.C.


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PRICE: $ 60.00  Sold  ITEM NO: ITA - 05

DESCRIPTION: Mousterian Jasper Flake Tool.
This jasper flake tool has a superb pattern of dark cream and caramel colored layers and lines.  The edges are still sharp.  The ventral surface shows a chip which may indicate its usage in Mousterian times.  This artifact was made via the Levallois technique as evident by the flake scaring pattern on the dorsal surface.  Flake tools were commonly used for cutting meat and animal hides as well as other common materials.  This unusual and hard to find artifact is an example of a Mousterian artifact from the Italian region of Europe.  It measures 30mm by 11mm.  It was discovered at a site near Gargano (Puglia), Italy.  This piece dates to the Neanderthals in the Italian region of Europe about 100,000 to 50,000 B.C.


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PRICE: $ 78.00   ITEM NO: ITA - 09

DESCRIPTION: Mousterian Jasper Flake Tool.
This artifact is a mottled light yellow-tan colored jasper flake tool.  The left and right edges are still very sharp.  The ventral surface is one smooth continues fracture.  The dorsal surface shows 2 main flake scars and a number if minor ones.  The top left side corner looks to have been intentional shaped as a borer as indicated by the chipping pattern.  The lower dark area is part of the original stone surface.  Flake tools were commonly used for cutting meat and animal hides as well as other common materials.  This unusual and hard to find artifact is an example of a Mousterian artifact from the Italian region of Europe.  It measures 27mm by 9mm.  It was discovered at a site near Gargano (Puglia), Italy.  This piece dates to the Neanderthals in the Italian region of Europe about 100,000 to 50,000 B.C.


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PRICE: $ 60.00   ITEM NO: ITA - 08

DESCRIPTION: Mousterian Jasper Flake Tool.
This artifact is a caramel colored jasper flake tool.  The edges are still sharp.  The ventral surface shows the original worn surface (cortex) that this piece was chipped from.  The dorsal surface is one smooth continues fracture.  The edges shows small chips/wear which may indicate its usage in Mousterian times.   Flake tools were commonly used for cutting meat and animal hides as well as other common materials.  This unusual and hard to find artifact is an example of a Mousterian artifact from the Italian region of Europe.  It measures 29mm by 18mm.  It was discovered at a site near Gargano (Puglia), Italy.  This piece dates to the Neanderthals in the Italian region of Europe about 100,000 to 50,000 B.C.


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PRICE: $ 58.00  SOLD  ITEM NO: ITA - 01

DESCRIPTION: Mousterian Jasper Flake Tool.
This superb jasper flake tool has a fantastic range of browns and red colors.  The edges are still sharp.  The ventral surface has a few minor retouches.  This artifact was made via the Levallois technique as evident by the very nice flake scaring pattern on the dorsal surface.  The dorsal surface was the retouched on the top and right top edge.  There is a bit of the original cortex left on the lower right side.  Flake tools were commonly used for cutting meat and animal hides as well as other common materials.  This unusual and hard to find artifact is an example of a Mousterian artifact from the Italian region of Europe.  It measures 27mm by 9mm.  It was discovered at a site near Gargano (Puglia), Italy.  This piece dates to the Neanderthals in the Italian region of Europe about 100,000 to 50,000 B.C.


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PRICE: $ 80.00   ITEM NO: ITA - 10

DESCRIPTION: Mousterian Jasper Flake Tool.
This artifact is a spotted cream colored chert flake tool.  Both edges have been heavily retouched.  The ventral surface shows a bulb of percussion.  The dorsal surface shows a number of flake scars.  This artifact was made via the Levallois technique as evident by the flake scaring pattern on the dorsal surface.  The bottom edge show flake scars as well.  A large flake was removed in ancient time on the top right side.  Flake tools were commonly used for cutting meat and animal hides as well as other common materials.  This unusual and hard to find artifact is an example of a Mousterian artifact from the Italian region of Europe.  It measures 34mm by 15mm.  It was discovered at a site near Gargano (Puglia), Italy.  This piece dates to the Neanderthals in the Italian region of Europe about 100,000 to 50,000 B.C.


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PRICE: $ 86.00   ITEM NO: ITA - 04

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