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Early Acheulian Magnetic Trihedral Hand-Axe on a Prepared Hematite Core c700k

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Seller: muddy-feet (2,591) 100%, Location: West Malling, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 113253965963 Lower Palaeolithic, Early Acheulian magnetic hand axe. This heavy hand axe has been made on a prepared lava hematite core. It is triangular in plan with a well made trihedral distal point. The proximal end is flat with a natural cortical striking platform. It has vesicular gas bubble holes with a melted surface texture. L: 11cm W: (max) 10cm Thickness: (max) 7cm Weight: 1,010 grams It dates to the very earliest Acheulian period of northwestern Europe, around c700k.+ It has 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 up into France and Britain. C700,000 + years, H. erectus Provenance: Ownership History Available, Type: Multi Tool, Material: flint

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