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Neolithic Flint Core 273mm


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Neolithic Flint Core 273mm long fashioned from a distinctively caramel toned flint or chert typical of the region of this find near La Guerche, Flint is a compact microcrystalline quartz.

Type: Flint Motte de Beurre.
Age: Neolithic Stone Age, 8500 – 4500 BC
Origin: La Guerche, Abilly, Loire Valley, France.

Flint core measurements.
Length: 27.3 cm
Width: 8.8 cm
Depth: 7.5 cm

Approximate weight: 1,899 g

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Neolithic Flint Core 273mm long created from a distinctively fine toned flint or chert displaying shades of caramel and subtle grey patches throughout. The large, Impressive Neolithic core created in the action of producing smaller flakes or flint tools which were struck of the main core stone, known as 'La Motte de Beurre'. This stone inscribed ‘La Guerche’ which has produced fine prehistoric tools in excavations for many years. The renowned town in France was named after its founder William the Guerche around AD1206.

The cultural era of the Stone Age dates from 2.5 to 2 million years, marked by the earliest use of tools. The Stone Age ended at various times across the world, generally known for ending approximately around 10,000 to 5,000 years ago in Europe and the Middle East. It extends from the earliest known use of stone tools by hominins such as australopithecines, 2.6 million years ago, to the end of around the end of the Pleistocene era.

The Stone Age is separated into three main periods. The Palaeolithic old stone age, Mesolithic middle stone age and Neolithic new stone age, the Old Stone Age, producing the first Neanderthal artisans of stone artefacts, about 2.5 million years ago, to the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 9,600 BCE. Neanderthals from the Palaeolithic era spent most of their lives hunting animals and their diet consisted of all meats, insects and nuts, berries, fruits, grains and plants, continually moving their territory onto new hunting grounds.

Additional Information

Age Neolithic
Origin France
Colour Brown