Early Stone Age Hand Axe

Culture: North Africa
Period: 800,000 – 300,000 B.C.
Material: Quartzite
Dimensions: 9.5 cm x 5.8 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6311
Provenance: Private collection Wilfriede and Leopold Tamm, Langenzersdorf, Austria, acquired in the 1970s. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Hand axe of richly colored quartzite worked out on both sides. The edges are all sharpened to cut plants or meat. The tapering end was used as a drill. With beautiful patina of usage. Found in Libya.