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A Levallois flake or point made by Neanderthal man

A Levallois flake or point made by Neanderthal man

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MARTIN LAND / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARTIN LAND / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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A Levallois flake or point produced by Neanderthal man and probably dating from the Middle Paleolithic. The Levallois technique was a method of flint flaking in which a 'core' stone was first trimmed to shape. This provided the toolmaker with a degree of control over the form and size of the flake which was to be later chipped from it. The resulting flakes have a characteristic shape; flat on one side (the plane along which it was connected to the core) and the other side scarred by the preparatory work.

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