Large French European Neolithic flint borer flake tool, c. 4th Millenium BC, of thick flint flake from the Le Grand Pressigny region of France. This robust borer or awl flake tool is of superb, prehistoric manufacture, complete as originally made with its original piercing tip in perfect form. Borer tools such as this would have been used for tasks such as piercing thick animal leather hides which then could have been sewn together to make clothing or shelters. Made on a large unifacial flake and then worked to form the long piercing protrusion, this flint is typical of the deposits found in Le Grand Pressigny region. L: 3 ½ in. Ex Dutch private collection, acquired in the 1970’s.
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