Upper Palaeolithic point.

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Upper Palaeolithic point.

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:12 pm

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I had an opportunity to handle some Palaeolithic finds from the museum a little while ago, this little fella is something you rarely see and get a chance to liberate from its bag. It's a stemmed point from the Upper Palaeolithic.

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Re: Upper Palaeolithic point.

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:13 pm

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:15 pm

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And the back, it's a very simple piece but would have done the job!

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:17 pm

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And the other side, the retouch looks hard hammer struck.

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Post by grendel on Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:57 pm

Nice, the final inward flake from the base to remove the ridge and flatten the tang, possibly squeezing down with the finger where the knapper wanted the flake to terminate. And then making a microlith from the detached flake.

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Re: Upper Palaeolithic point.

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:16 pm

Yup, its kinda fluted, that must be deliberate.

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