These FOUR exceptional Neolithic flint tools were collected from the famous Le Grand Pressigny region in France. Each is complete and the set comprises several different typologies. The darker golden tool is a SIDE SCRAPER, and the other three were made on core-struck blades. Two of these blades are multi-purpose tools, one a knife and a borer (point on one end), and the other is a blade with two different concave scraper portions as highlighted in the photos. All are made of beautiful honey golden flint that is typical of the deposits found in Le Grand Pressigny, France. All flake tools are in perfect, AS MADE condition and are superb reference specimens of this period and region.
One of the most famous flint sources of the European Neolithic Period was the golden honey toned flint from the well-known site of Le Grand Pressigny. Dating all the way back to the Acheulian Period in Europe, flint was collected from deposits in Le Grand-Pressigny in Southern Touraine, France. In the Neolithic Period, large mines were dug and worked here with the flint being traded far distances away. The flint is unmistakable in its appearance - a rich golden yellow tone with slight translucence. Most famous from the area during the Neolithic were the massive blade cores prepared called Livres de Beurre (pounds of butter) by archaeologists for the appearance. From these cores, gloriously large flint knives were struck that in some cases, exceeded lengths of 12 inches! The entire prehistoric site of Le Grand Pressigny is scientifically important and was one of the most active epicenters of trade and habitation for an extraordinary length of time in human prehistory.