A fantastic ovate-shaped early Palaeolithic hand axe, dating from the Mid Acheulian and fashioned from a tan-patinated fine-grained hardstone. This enigmatic hand axe is bifacially-worked and beautifully preserved, given its great age.
Knapped by the hominid species Homo erectus or Homo heidelbergensis around 500,000 years ago, it would grace the wall of any home. Framed and hand-finished in ash.
Outer frame: Circa 43cm x 35cm
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PALAEOLITHIC HAND AXE
Acquired by Timeless on the UK Mineral and Fossil Market, 2018. Originally of North African provenance.