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A colossal and excellent Lower Paleolithic chert hand axe, Broom Pit, Devon/Dorset (N51)
A colossal and excellent Lower Paleolithic chert hand axe, Broom Pit, Devon/Dorset (N51)
A colossal and excellent Lower Paleolithic chert hand axe, Broom Pit, Devon/Dorset (N51) A colossal and excellent Lower Paleolithic chert hand axe, Broom Pit, Devon/Dorset (N51) A colossal and excellent Lower Paleolithic chert hand axe, Broom Pit, Devon/Dorset (N51) A colossal and excellent Lower Paleolithic chert hand axe, Broom Pit, Devon/Dorset (N51)
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Lower Paleolithic - (MIS9 to MIS8 dated layers c.324,000 - 284,000 years old). A colossal and excellent Lower Paleolithic chert hand axe from the famous and well documented early Paleolithic site of Broom Gravel Pit in the Axe Valley on the Devon / Dorset Border. From a Hampshire Geologists collection. A very heavy and substantial chert hand axe weighing in at 1.25kg and of roughly quad-sided Ficron form, clearly worked and well defined, flat underside but expertly worked on either side to form functional chopping edges leaving a wide medial strip long the length of the axe and a nicely defined point. Intact and in very nice overall condition with good ageing and imbued with an appealing old collection patination, a good tactile piece and a very scarce example of the type, especially this large and from this famous early prehistoric site, 195mm long x 104mm wide x 70mm thick