Middle Paleolithic Egyptian Flint Scraper from Thebes - 300,000 BC

An Egyptian flint Homo erectus scraper tool from Thebes, dating to the Middle Paleolithic, circa 300,000 years ago. 

Skillfully worked from a weighty block of flint. Covered with a rich brown desert patina. 

 

Cf. Pitt Rivers, L. F. 1882, ‘On the Discovery of Chert Implements in Stratified Gravel in the Nile Valley Near Thebes’, Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 11, 382–400. 

Seligman, C.G. ‘The Older Paleolithic Age in Egypt’, Journal Royal Anthropological Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 1921, 51, 115–153.

Middle Paleolithic Egyptian Flint Scraper from Thebes - 300,000 BC. An Egyptian flint Homo erectus scraper tool from Thebes, dating to the Middle Paleolithic, circa 300,000 years ago.  Skillfully worked from a weighty block of flint. Covered with a rich brown desert patina.    Cf. Pitt Rivers, L. F. 1882, ‘On the Discovery of Chert Implements in Stratified Gravel in the Nile Valley Near Thebes’, Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 11, 382–400.  Seligman, C.G. ‘The Older Paleolithic Age in Egypt’, Journal Royal Anthropological Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 1921, 51, 115–153.

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