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Early Dynastic / Predynastic Flint Animal

This artifact comes from an Italian collection, assembled during the 1930. It was stored together with some artifacts from the late Nagada-period from Gebelein. Gebelein (Arabic: الجبلين, Two Mountains; Egyptian: Inerty or Per-Hathor; Greek: Pathyris or Aphroditopolis) was a town in Egypt. It is … Continue reading

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The forgotten Paleolithic heritage of Tunisia (II)

Numerous surface scatters around Gafsa were sampled (mainly by amateurs) through the last 100 years.  Here they found a small sized Acheulian or MSA with small Bifaces made from Flint (as shown in an earlier post: see below). Eurocentric French … Continue reading

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Abensberg-Arnhofen Flint (Plattensilex)

    The German name Plattensilex is a commonly accepted term for the Upper Jurassic tabular chert from the Fränkische Alb Hilly land in the Regensburg/Kelheim region, Bavaria. The name refers to the tabular appearance of rocky chunks. For this … Continue reading

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Bergerac chert / flint during the Upper Paleolithic

These are some Upper Paleolithic surface findings from the Bergerac vicinity-all made of  Bergerac chert.  (1: Double Scraper,  2: Projectile Point , 3: Scraper-Burin, 4: Burin with basal notch; 5: Endscraper [2: Limeul / Magdalenian; other items: Le Porget, Corbiac /from Aurignacian to … Continue reading

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Neolithic Axe from St. Jean d’Eyraud / Bergeracois

This is a flat Neolithic axe (12 cm long) from St. Jean d’Eyraud near Bergerac There are numerous open-air stations around Bergerac, both from Paleolithic and Neolithic times. Neolithic artifact types are axes, adzes, daggers, tanged or barbed arrowheads and … Continue reading

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Stone age after the Stone age: Gunflint

These are gunflints from the 18th century. They were part of a flintlock mechanism, that became popular during the early modern  (http://science.howstuffworks.com/flintlock2.htm). In Germany the Duke of Brunswick was the first, who introduced flint lock rifles for his territorial troops … Continue reading

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Quarrying and Mining

This is a Neolithic bifacial axe from Haute Silly, near Spiennes (Belgium), which is one of the largest Neolithic mining areas in the world, now registered in the UNESCO List. Interestingly this artifact is not made of the typical local … Continue reading

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Geometric Engravings on the cortex of flint (Willendorf Kostenki)

This is an enigmantic Criss cross Pattern on a burinated blade, engraved on the cortex of flint, found at Moravany Banka and belonging to the Willendorf-Kostenki technocomplex (Displayed with different tresholds; Please click to enlarge!). During the evolution of symbolic … Continue reading

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“Helgoland flint” Sickle

“Roter Feuerstein” (“red flint”) or “Helgoland flint” is occasionally found at the shores of the small archipelago of Helgoland in the North Sea. Helgoland consist of the two small islands of Helgoland and Düne. Red flint is exclusively found at Düne. The … Continue reading

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The late Neolithic in Eastern Europe

Large sickles and Dagger-like thin artifacts, often made of delicate black flint and made with an advanced pressure flaking technique, are the characteristic for the late Neolithic/early Bonze Age in the East European Plain. This specimens come from the Crimea (near … Continue reading

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