I love Stone Age artifacts. And I have some nice and unusual samples in my private collection. Now I’ll show you some of’em. Small post. OK?
When I was a very young boy, I saw BBC documentary about early African hominids and their ability to make tools. Imagine a pebble, just a simple stone. And they contrive to crack it into two peaces to use them as a cutting tools. Moreover, these early hominids were able to sharpen their cutters. And it was more than two MILLION years ago!
I was fascinated with that! And later, I’ve become a passionate stone tools collector.
The most ancient tools in the World come from Africa. But we also have some nice and old samples in Asia.
All the stones here are genuine (I hate replicas) and were collected by the Soviet archaeologcal expeditions.
The material is jasper, but it doesn’t look as jasper. Why? The answer is simple – patination. Patina may change coloration dramatically. All old tools have it.
Now go to younger and more advanced samples.
Some middle paleolithic artifacts from the spots near Ikhkhet village, Ikhkhet sum (district), Dornogovi Province, south-eastern Mongolia.
Screapers of different types
More crude tool. Look how archaic it looks!
This one is made from agate.
Now go to some Upper Paleolithic artifacts. These are also from Mongolia. But from the younger site.
I think that’s it for today. Thank you for watching. Hope I’ll make another part soon.