Middle Paleolithic Hand Axe

Culture: North Africa
Period: 400,000-50,000 B.C.
Material: Flintstone
Dimensions: 7.7 cm x 5.8 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6301
Provenance: Private collection Wilfriede and Leopold Tamm, Langenzersdorf, Austria, acquired in the 1970s. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Small hand axe worked out on both sides of red-brown flint stone with exceptional grain. The edges sharpened towards the pointy end to cut plants or meat. The tapering end was used as a drill. Found in Libya.