These are three Lower Palaeolithic Clactonian brown flint tools made by Homo heidelbergensis, c. 424,000 – c. 400,000 B.C. They are two burins and two scrapers from various sites in SE London and collected in the 1930s. Provenance: Ex Henry Dewey (1876-1965) Collection began in 1912. Locations all marked on two of the tools. The tools are in fine condition with no alterations, restorations or modern re-chipping and measure 33mm long to 53mm long.

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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