Levalloisian Flint Point

GBP 115.00

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Object Description

A fine flint point featuring the distinctive convex profile of the Levallois technique. Relatively small in size, this tool would have been chipped off from a lithic core, as part of a sophisticated lithic reduction method. The original core would have been trimmed around the edges and around the outline of the intended lithic flake to create a domed shape, then hit to separate the flake. The piece presents minor signs of refinement around the edges, executed in antiquity to sharpen the tool. The old collection number is written in black ink to one side; as the note reveals, this stone tool was recovered in the Kentish site of Twydall.

Date: Circa 250.000 – 300.000 years ago
Period: Middle Paleolithic

Object History

From the ex J. Edwin Jarvis collection, 1970s.

Object Condition

Excellent condition.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:6.5 x H:7.5 centimeters

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