These are two Lower Palaeolithic Clactonian brown flint tools made by Homo heidelbergensis, c. 424,000 – c. 400,000 B.C. There is a burin /spoke shave and blade/scraper from Forest Hill, SE London and collected in the 1940s. Provenance: Ex Henry Dewey (1876-1965) Collection began in 1912. The tools are in fine condition with no alterations, restorations or modern re-chipping and measure 55mm long x 44mm wide x 16mm thick and 40mm long x 27mm wide x 11mm thick.

The Clactonian is the name given by archaeologists to an industry of European flint tool manufacture that dates to the early part of the interglacial period known as the Hoxnian, the Mindel-Riss or the Holstein stages (c. 400,000 years ago). Clactonian tools were made by Homo heidelbergensis. It is named after 400,000-year-old finds made by Hazzledine Warren in a palaeochannel at Clacton-on-Sea in the English county of Essex in 1911.


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