Middle Paleolithic Hand Axe

Culture: North Africa
Period: 400,000-50,000 B.C.
Material: Quartzite
Dimensions: 7.6 cm x 5.8 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6302
Provenance: Private collection Wilfriede and Leopold Tamm, Langenzersdorf, Austria, acquired in the 1970s. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Small quartzite hand axe worked out on both sides. The edges are sharpened on all sides to cut plants and meat. The tapering end was used as a drill. One side smoothened. Found in Libya.