This blog is a electronic museum of my collections of antiquities, ethnographic, first editions, retro pottery from the 1950's to early 1970's, shell, mineral and gemstone samples,fossils and other wonderful things! Comments are welcome on the objects including advice which will add to my own wonderment and knowledge.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Acheulean Industries Bifacial Hand Axe, c.750,000 - 790,000 BCE Gesher Benot Ya'akov Israel

Provenance: Archaeological dig,Gesher Benot Ya'akov Israel
Age: (c) 750,000 to 790,000  years old
Size: 100mm in length
Condition: Excellent patina with accretions on the original face.
Maker:  Homo Erectus ( now Extinct)






Acheulean Industries Bifacial Chopper, c.750,000 - 790,000 BCE Gesher Benot Ya'akov Israel

Provenance: Archaeological dig,Gesher Benot Ya'akov Israel
Age: (c) 750,000 to 790,000  years old
Size: 55 mm in length
Condition: Excellent patina with accretions on the original face.
Maker:  Homo Erectus (now extinct)






Clay Fired Ball , Probably a Gaming Piece, Roman 30 BCE- 300 CE

Provenance: Archaeological dig, Israel
Age: (c) 2,000 years old
Size: 10 mm diameter
Condition: Excellent with accretions



Various Blades and an Arrow Head, Early Neolithic 8300 - 4300 BCE, Golan Heights, Israel

Provenance: Archaeological dig finds from various locations in and around the Golan Heights
Age: 7,000 - 10,000 years old
Size: Various Sizes
Condition: Good condition, the blades are still incredibly sharp in places. Earth accretions evident. 







Romano-Byzantium Blue Glass Sherds, c 350 AD - 400AD, Israel

Provenance: Archaeological dig, Israel
Age: (c) 1600-1700 years old
Size: Various sized sherds
Condition: Sherds - typical blue Roman glass and some fluorescent colouring.