Early Stone Age Hand Axe

Culture: North Africa
Period: 800,000-300,000 B.C.
Material: Quartzite
Dimensions: 15.5 cm x 8.8 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6317
Provenance: Private collection Wilfriede and Leopold Tamm, Langenzersdorf, Austria, acquired in the 1970s. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Large and massive hand axe of clear quartzite worked out on both sides. The edges are all sharpened to cut plants or meat. The tapering end was used as a drill. Very beautiful piece with a wonderful desert patina. Found in Libya.