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DESCRIPTION: Danish Flake Blade
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This artifact is a Danish Flake Blade and is made of a white / light gray flint.  There are three major parallel flake scars running the whole length of this artifact.  It has fine lateral retouches on both the left and right sides and the distal end has been carefully modified into a miniature chisel.  This piece measures 57mm by 17mm.  This artifact is Danish Mesolithic in age and has light old patina over its entire surface.  It was discovered in the early part of the 20 century.

 
PRICE: $ 44.00   SOLD   ITEM NO: MS-37
  

DESCRIPTION: Upper Paleolithic Magdalenian Blade
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This is an Magdalenian Blade from the Upper Paleolithic (about 19,000 to about 9,000 yrs ago).  This sharp narrow blade measuring 44mm by 13mm and is very thin, less than 4mm at its thickest point!  This artifact has a slight curve to it with some very fine retouches.  The material is a light brown flint common to the region.  There is a light coating of original sediment from the site left on the surface of this piece.  This artifact was discovered in the at the site of La Madeleine, the name sake of the Magdalenian period, located in the Vézère valley, Dept. Dordogne.

         PRICE: $ 58.00  Sold    ITEM NO: MAG-06

DESCRIPTION:  Mousterian Naturally Backed Knife

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The definition of a naturally backed knife is an unretouched flake or blade that has a sharp cutting edge on one margin and a natural cortical surface on the opposing edge, Bordes (1961:33). 
This artifact is made out of a flake that is a honey - cream colored chert.  There are retouches occur over the entire length of the apparent distal end of this artifact.  Some of the cortex was knocked off the proximal end by the force of percussion when this tool was produced.  It measures 70mm by 38mm and only 9mm thick!  It is a very nice example of this type of tool.  It was discovered at a site in the Department  Dordogne, France.  This piece dates to the Neanderthals of the Late Mousterian (MTA) - Mousterian in Acheulian Tradition, dates to about 90,000 to 40,000 B.C.  
PRICE: $ 78.00  Sold    ITEM NO: FPM - 10


        
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DESCRIPTION:  Neolithic Age Knife
This artifact is knife blade on a nicely patinated flint.  It has two distinct flake scar running approximately parallel to the two long sides.  It has some nice retouches along the edges of this piece and a modified rounded tip.  It measures 36mm by 17mm, and is very thin only 3mm at its thickest.  This stone artifacts was found just off the shore of the island of Funen, Denmark. This was the site of an ancient stone age settlement called "Mejloe", which is now covered by the Baltic sea.  The settlement dates to the Ertebölle Culture: 5,400 to 3,900 B.C. The artifact were recovered by divers in up to 20 feet of water, which gives it a interesting and beautiful patina.
PRICE:  $25.00     ITEM NO: DMK-1

DESCRIPTION: Knife on a Levallois Flake.
This artifact is a Neolithic Age knife blade on a beautifully colored patinated Levallois flint flake.  There are a few fine retouches along the two edges.  The scar ridges are very distinct on the dorsal surface.  The bulb of percussion is evident on the proximal end of this artifact.  It measures 51mm by 27mm.  This stone artifacts were found just off the shore of the island of Funen, Denmark. This was the site of an ancient stone age settlement called "Mejloe", which is now covered by the Baltic sea.  The settlement dates to the Ertebölle Culture: 5,400 to 3,900 B.C. The artifact was recovered by divers in up to 20 feet of water, which gives it a interesting and beautiful patina.  It still has some undersea growth attached to this piece.

        
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PRICE: $ 28.00   Sold    ITEM NO: DMK-2


                       
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DESCRIPTION:
 Set of Three Neolithic Age Stone Artifacts were found just off the shore of the island of Funen, Denmark. This was the site of an ancient stone age settlement called "Mejloe", which is now covered by the Baltic sea.  The settlement dates to the Ertebölle Culture: 5,400 to 3,900 B.C.  The artifacts were recovered by divers in up to 20 feet of water, which gives them a interesting and beautiful patina.  The first tool is a scraper 48mm by 30mm, 2nd is a modified blade/end scraper 51mm by 18mm, and 3rd is a borer 58mm by 17mm.  All pieces show areas of fine retouches and distinct scar ridges. 

PRICE: $68.00 (set of 3)      ITEM NO: DM3-1A

DESCRIPTION: Neolithic Age Knife

  
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This artifact is knife blade is made of a white flint with a nice under sea patina.  It has fine lateral retouches on the left and right side and the distal end has been carefully modified into a rounded shape.  This piece show traces of utilization.  It has a fair amount of green and red undersea growth attached to this piece.  It size is 62mm by 26mm at the Proximal end.  This stone artifacts were found just off the shore of the island of Funen, Denmark. This was the site of an ancient stone age settlement called "Mejloe", which is now covered by the Baltic sea.  The settlement dates to the Ertebölle Culture: 5,400 to 3,900 B.C. The artifact was recovered by divers in up to 20 feet of water, which gives it a interesting and beautiful patina.

PRICE: $ 30.00   SOLD   ITEM NO: DMK-3

Each artifact is unique and no two pieces are quite the same, similar to snowflakes.  So once an item is purchased, there usually is not another artifact to replace it.
 


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