Early Stone Age Hand Axe

Culture: North Africa
Period: 800,000-300,000 B.C.
Material: Quartzite
Dimensions: 19.3 cm x 9 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6307
Provenance: Private collection Wilfriede and Leopold Tamm, Langenzersdorf, Austria, acquired in the 1970s. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: A small piece of the tip missing due to intensive use.
Description: Large hand axe of light quartzite worked out on both sides with a pointy and a rounded, broad end. The edges are all sharpened to cut plants or meat. The tapering end was used as a drill. Found in Libya.