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French Flint Blade

Tapered grey flint blade of trapezoidal section, a small area of cortex remaining.

France, Upper Paleolithic, 30,000–10,000 BP

Height: 3.8 cm. (1 1/2 in.)

Width: 11 cm. (4 5/16 in.)


Ex: British private collection of Dr. M.G. Weller, by bequest from Henry Dewey, to whom it was given by the celebrated archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans (1851–1941, who excavated the Bronze Age Minoan city of Knossos on Crete). Formerly Boucher-de-Perthes (1788–1868) collection, with his label.

Published: Antiquarium; Ancient Treasures XX. (London, 2022) p.7

Comparandum: Arizona State Museum, Tuscon acc. no. GP-52742.

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