Early Stone Age Hand Axe

Culture: North Africa
Period: 800,000 – 300,000 B.C.
Material: Quartzite
Dimensions: 15.5 cm x 9.5 cm
Price: 200 Euro
Ref: 6310
Provenance: Private collection Wilfriede and Leopold Tamm, Langenzersdorf, Austria, acquired in the 1970s. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Massive and heavy hand axe of light 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 a beautiful desert patina. Found in Libya.