This is a Lower Palaeolithic Clactonian brown flint scraper made by Homo heidelbergensis, c. 424,000 – c. 400,000 B.C. The tool is from Forest Hill, SE London and collected in the 1940s. Provenance: Ex Henry Dewey (1876-1965) Collection began in 1912. The tool is in fine condition with no alterations, restorations or modern re-chipping and measure 46mm long x 38mm wide x 8mm 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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