This stone blade from Neanderthal culture is proof of a more sophisticated civilization than was previously believed.
First occurrences of Neanderthals date back over 400,000 years ago, living and hunting during the Ice Age. They were shorter and stockier than modern humans with a sloping forehead and large nose. Neanderthals were technologically advanced creating tools like hand axes and blades from stones and bones. Their knowledge of which stones to use to make tools, how to create fire and how to maintain the proper heat for shaping stones are just a few examples of this very advanced culture.
Paleolithic Stone Tool (Blade)
Size: 2 x 1.13 x .25 inches
Weight: .4 oz.