Choice Large Paleolithic Acheulean Early Man Axe, Prehistoric African Artifact

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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller kaleesgma (4,709) 100%, Location: La Junta, Colorado, Ships to: US, CA, GB, AU, Item: 372290835501 LOWER PALEOLITHIC (ACHEULEAN) EARLY MAN HAND AXE. The term Paleolithic was coined by archaeologist John Lubbock in 1865. It derives from the Greek palaios (old) and lithos (stone), meaning Old Stone Age, compared to the later Neo-lithic or New Stone Age. The Paleolithic Era is divided into 3 ages, the Upper (10,000 to 50,000 BP), Middle (30,000 to 300,000 BP), and Lower (up to 2 million years ago). It is in the Lower Paleolithic that we find the Acheulean Tradition, which covers a time span of from 100,000 to over 1 million years before our present time. Surviving artifacts of this period are known as paleoliths and were manufactured by early hominids, from Homo habilis and Homo erectus to early Neanderthal, all predecessors of our species, Homo sapiens. To hold one of these very ancient artifacts in your hand, to know that it was made hundreds of thousands of years ago by a primitive human species to aid in daily survival, is truly a humbling experience and a direct connection to our far distant past. No one knows exactly how many of these incredible artifacts actually exist or will ever be discovered, but one thing is certain... they are wonderful collectible artifacts while they are available! This piece is 6.75" long, 3.5" wide, 2.25" thick and weighs 36.5 ounces. It is in very good condition with a nice patina, and has some unusual marks or features in the stone. I can't account for what they are or how they happened, but they are very interesting. Check the photos to see if this will work for you because what you see is what you will receive. This is truly a meaningful piece of the history of mankind and a great prehistoric collectible artifact. (I offer 1-day shipping as a matter of course, and often ship the same day payment is received. I figure once you've paid for it, you own it, and might as well have it as soon as possible.) As with all of my artifacts, it is Guaranteed authentic for life! FREE SHIPPING in the US. Shipping to Canada is $19.50. United Kingdom & Australia will be $29.75. I'm sorry the international is so expensive, but it's a heavy item. MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE: If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, return it undamaged within 60 days for a full refund of purchase price. Colorado Residents will be charged 7.9% sales tax. *The field of Sahara Neolithic Artifacts was expanded by the advent of GPS technology available to meteorite hunters in the Sahara Desert. Thousands of years ago North Africa was a temperate environment similar to our own Great Plains. Countless generations of Stone-Age Man lived, hunted, fought and died there, leaving behind their weapons and tools. Today North Africa consists largely of the Sahara Desert, an inhospitable area almost the size of the United States. Constantly shifting sands and the ability to now safely travel off established trade routes have expanded this fascinating field of study by making these artifacts available to scholars and collectors around the world. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: Import duties and taxes are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These costs are the buyer's responsibility. If you are concerned about them, please check with your country's customs office prior to bidding. Also, I do not state merchandise values below sales price or mark items as "gifts." Thanks for your understanding. Condition: Very good condition with nice patina., Material: Stone, Origin: North Africa, Region: Sahara Desert, Item: Stone Tool, Specific Item: Hand Axe, Age: 100,000 + years

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