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Flint side scraper
DERSB : 9581
Flint side scraper found at Ravencliffe Cave, Cressbrook, around 40,000 years old.
The flint knapping method used to make this stone tool is known as the Mousterian, which is closely associated with Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis). Neanderthals living in Derbyshire at this time were probably following herds of migrating animals. The bones of mammoth, woolly rhino and reindeer were also discovered at Ravencliffe Cave.
- Description: width 40mm; length 90mm; depth mm; diameter mm
- Rights: Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (part of Derbyshire County Council)