An Egyptian Neolithic Flint Scraper, Neolithic - Pre Dynastic Period, ca. 7500 - 3700 BCE
An Egyptian Neolithic Flint Scraper, Neolithic - Pre Dynastic Period, ca. 7500 - 3700 BCE

An Egyptian Neolithic Flint Scraper, Neolithic - Pre Dynastic Period, ca. 7500 - 3700 BCE

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the oval-shaped tool percussion flaked from a piece of light brown flint. Percussion flaking was used to detach small flakes of flint from the upper surface by striking the flint with a hammerstone or other implement.

For related example see: Payne, Joan Crowfoot, Catalogue of the Pre Dynastic Egyptian Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Clarendon Press, 1993, and Needler, W. Predynastic and Archaic Egypt in the Brooklyn Museum (The Brooklyn Museum 1984), pp. 283 - 284, nos.185 - 186.

Medium: Flint

Dimensions: Length: 3 5/8 inches (9.2 cm)

Condition: The tool is intact and in very good condition overall.

Provenance: Alex Malloy collection, acquired 1980s -1990s.

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