HANDAXE 100710

Description: Palaeolithic handaxe of ficron type with a long tapering point. The object has been well worked on all surfaces. The general shape of the object is typical of handaxes of the period, and examples are known locally. The butt end of the handaxe has a large smooth notch, possibly the result of the naturally occurring shape of the flint nodule from which the object has been worked, and may well have been deliberate. A similar example is known from Cuxton in Kent. The axe has developed a varied and mottled patina, ranging from buff to grey to pink-beige.
Date: -500000 - -40000

Object type: HANDAXE

Last import: August 15, 2017

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