Early Stone Age Hand Axe

Culture: North Africa
Period: 800,000 - 300,000 B.C.
Material: Flintstone
Dimensions: 9.1 cm x 7.2 cm
Price: 200 Euro
Ref: 6334
Provenance: Private collection Wilfriede and Leopold Tamm, Langenzersdorf, Austria, acquired in the 1970s. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Flat hand axe of quartzite worked out on both sides. The edges are all sharpened to cut plants or to distribute meat. The tapering end was used as a drill. With beautiful desert patina. Found in Libya.