Paleolithic and Neolithic aged Scrapers, Denticulates, Serrated, and Notched Artifacts

 

                        

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DESCRIPTION:
Danish Mesolithic Sidescraper


This artifact is a translucent tanish colored chert with one edge modified. The bulb of percussion is located on the ventral surface (back side) on the top of this photo. The minor retouches are mainly on the interior surface. The right side is covered with about one half cortex. The flake scars are arranged in a manner common with sidescrapers. It measures 47mm by 34mm.

Dating to the earliest part of the Mesolithic Ertebolle culture 5400-4000 BC. One of the most famous Nordic cultures was the Ertebolle culture (also known as Ertebølle or Ellerbek), this culture came into existence at the end of the Mesolithic period around 5400 BC and lasted to 4000 BC. The center of the Ertebolle culture is believed to have been Denmark. The Ertebolle people mainly lived from hunting, gathering, and fishing, they used stone tools and left large piles of shells (kitchen middens) at the beaches that are still there today, the shells may have been left there as offerings to a seagod.

PRICE: $ 40.00  ITEM NO: EB-01

DESCRIPTION:
Danish Mesolithic Bilateral Sidescraper

This artifact is a tan colored chert with two edges modified. The bulb of percussion is located on the ventral surface (back side) on the bottom of this photo. The minor retouches are mainly on the left edge. The flake scars are arranged in a manner common with sidescrapers. It measures 48mm by 36mm.

Dating to the earliest part of the Mesolithic Ertebolle culture 5400-4000 BC. One of the most famous Nordic cultures was the Ertebolle culture (also known as Ertebølle or Ellerbek), this culture came into existence at the end of the Mesolithic period around 5400 BC and lasted to 4000 BC. The center of the Ertebolle culture is believed to have been Denmark. The Ertebolle people mainly lived from hunting, gathering, and fishing, they used stone tools and left large piles of shells (kitchen middens) at the beaches that are still there today, the shells may have been left there as offerings to a seagod.

PRICE: $ 36.00  ITEM NO: EB-02

DESCRIPTION:
Danish Mesolithic Trilateral Sidescraper

This artifact is a translucent grayish colored chert with three edge modified. The bulb of percussion is located on the ventral surface (back side) on the right side of this photo. The retouches are mainly on the interior surface especially on the left hand side. The right side is where the hand would hold this artifact. This is a wonderful piece! It measures 45mm by 37mm.

Dating to the earliest part of the Mesolithic Ertebolle culture 5400-4000 BC. One of the most famous Nordic cultures was the Ertebolle culture (also known as Ertebølle or Ellerbek), this culture came into existence at the end of the Mesolithic period around 5400 BC and lasted to 4000 BC. The center of the Ertebolle culture is believed to have been Denmark. The Ertebolle people mainly lived from hunting, gathering, and fishing, they used stone tools and left large piles of shells (kitchen middens) at the beaches that are still there today, the shells may have been left there as offerings to a seagod.

PRICE: $ 70.00  ITEM NO: EB-03

DESCRIPTION: End Scraper
This Danish Mesolithic aged flint End Scraper belongs to the Ertebölle Culture 5400-3900 B.C.  This end scraper was produced by the Levallois flake technique.  There are fine retouched on the left hand side of the dorsal surface and a few on the right hand side.  A nice bulb of percussion is visible on the ventral surface.  The Distal end has been flaked into a rounded arc. This piece has a dark yellow gray patina. This piece measures 64mm by 42mm.  It was found in  the early part of the 20 century in Denmark. 
 
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PRICE: $ 46.00      ITEM NO: MS-45

DESCRIPTION: Denticulated Double Concave-Convex Scraper. 
This artifact is of a very fine grained light gray mottled chert with cortex.  This artifact show signs of utilization. This large piece measures 109mm by 53mm.  It has a blunt proximal end, with fine retouches on the upper right convex edge, and with denticulated and some fine retouches on the left concave side.  It also possess some minor flaking on the interior surface.  This artifact was discovered in the Paris basin region of France.  It dates from the Upper Paleolithic, the Aurignacian industry, about 40,000 to 27,000 B.C.

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PRICE: $ 92.00  Sold  ITEM NO: FPP-18


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DESCRIPTION:  Mousterian Straight Transverse Scraper.
This artifact is a cream colored chert with fine retouches along three of the four edges.  The bulb of percussion and flake axis is approximately 90° from the main retouched edge.  It measures 30mm by 37mm, and is a very nice artifact with show signs of utilization.  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: $ 52.00   Sold   ITEM NO: FPM - 07

DESCRIPTION:  Denticulated Double Straight Scraper.
This artifact is of a very fine grained light gray mottled chert with cortex.  This artifact show signs of utilization. This large piece measures 105mm by 65mm.  It has a notch on the right side, with some fine retouches around the major edges.  It also possess some minor flaking on the ventral surface on the distal end.  This artifact was discovered in the Paris basin region of France.  It dates from the Upper Paleolithic, the Aurignacian industry, about 40,000 to 27,000 B.C.


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PRICE: $84.00 Sold   ITEM NO: FPP-19

DESCRIPTION:  Mousterian Denticulate Artifact.
This artifact is a cream colored chert with both edges modified with a small notch on the left side. This piece show traces of utilization evident from the worn-down retouches.  The right side has a chip missing from possible frost damage.  It measures 84mm by 44mm at its widest.  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


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PRICE: $ 42.00 Sold  ITEM NO: FPM - 08

DESCRIPTION:  Upper Paleolithic End Notched piece
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This unusual artifact is of a very fine grained light gray mottled chert with some cortex still attached.  It is classified as a End Notched piece since its notch is on the distal end.  It has fine retouches around the notch and along the right edge.  It also contains some interior retouches.  This artifact measures 62mm by 60mm, and the notch measures 33mm wide.  This artifact was discovered in the Paris basin region of France.  It dates from the Upper Paleolithic, the Aurignacian industry, about 40,000 to 27,000 B.C.

PRICE: $ 46.00     ITEM NO: FPS-01

DESCRIPTION:  Typical End Scraper
This artifact is of a very fine grained light gray mottled chert with small amount of cortex.  It has bifacial flaking with the retouches on the distal end.  It is on a flake that measures 54mm by 50mm and is 18mm at its thickest.  This artifact was discovered in the Paris basin region of France.  It dates from the Upper Paleolithic, the Aurignacian industry, about 40,000 to 27,000 B.C.


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PRICE: $ 22.00     ITEM NO: FPS-02

DESCRIPTION:  Typical End Scraper
This artifact is of a very fine grained carmel chalcedony.  It has a triangular cross section at its proximal end.  It is symmetric with respect to its flake axis.  The piece has a rounded distal end with minor retouches on the interior, and fine retouches in the left side.  It measures 53mm by 50mm at its base and 28mm at its peak.  This artifact was discovered in the Paris basin region of France.  It dates from the Upper Paleolithic, the Aurignacian industry, about 40,000 to 27,000 B.C.


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PRICE: $ 24.00     ITEM NO: FPS-03 

DESCRIPTION:    Typical End Scraper
This artifact is of a very fine grained caramel chalcedony.  It is a nice clean piece, symmetric with respect to its flake axis.  The piece has a rounded distal end with fine retouches.  It measures 42mm by 36mm.  The end scraper was made on a Levallois flake.  This artifact was discovered in the Paris basin region of France.  It dates from the Upper Paleolithic, the Aurignacian industry, about 40,000 to 27,000 B.C.
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PRICE: $ 23.00 Sold ITEM NO: FPS-04

DESCRIPTION:  Carinated shaped Scraper
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This artifact is an interesting carinated or keel shaped scraper of fine grain tan flint with white mottling.  It has some rust colored patina especially on the high points.  There are retouches on all three sides of this piece and a small amount of cortex on the top right corner.  This scraper was produced by the Levallois flake technique.  It measures 55mm at its widest base by 52mm.  This artifact was discovered in the Paris basin region of France.  It dates from the Upper Paleolithic, the Aurignacian industry, about 40,000 to 27,000 B.C.

PRICE: $ 40.00     ITEM NO: FPS-07
DESCRIPTION: Denticulate Flake Tool

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This artifact is made on a flake composed of a fine grained light gray colored chalcedony with heavy cream colored patina.  It has irregular placed retouches on both interior and exterior surfaces, along with a notch on one side.  The bulb of percussion is present and is parallel to the long axis of this piece.  This piece measures 58mm by 54mm.  This artifact was discovered in the Paris basin region of France.  It dates from the Upper Paleolithic, the Aurignacian industry, about 40,000 to 27,000 B.C.
PRICE: $ 34.00     ITEM NO: FPS-08

DESCRIPTION:
Mousterian Serrated Tool
This artifact is a cream colored chert with both edges modified.  The bulb of percussion is located on the ventral surface (back side) on the top of this photo.  The retouches are mainly on the interior surface.  The right side is covered with about one third cortex.  The flake scars are arranged on the proximal end in a manner common with and end scrapers.  It measures 70mm by 33mm.  The distal end has a small newer chip.  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.
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PRICE: $ 66.00  Sold  ITEM NO: FPM - 09

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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