Early Acheulian LCT Cleaver on a Gabbro-Diorite Flake c700k+

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Seller: muddy-feet (2,617) 100%, Location: West Malling, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 113253967308 Early Acheulian LCT (Large Cutting Tool) cleaver and point This early tool has been made on an intrusive igneous Gabbro-Diorite Flake that has green olivine inclusions. It is wedged shaped (like cheese) with a wide cleaving distal cutting edge and also incorporates a point to one side. The proximal end is thick, rounded and cortical for grasping with lateral edges that converge to towards the distal cutting end. L: 13cm W: (max) 13cm Thickness: (max) 4cm Weight: 680 grams From an old collection, found in Kent, England. This dates to the very earliest Acheulian period of northwestern Europe, around c700k.+ It shares remarkable similarities with examples of Giant Cores from Africa. Around 780,000 - 720,000 years ago, sea levels were very low, Homo groups in North Africa crossed the Gibraltar Straights into the Iberian peninsula and up into what is now France and Britain. C700,000 + years, H. erectus Provenance: Ownership History Available, Type: Multi Tool, Material: flint

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