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A good and unusual Lower Paleolithic "chisel-tip" chert hand axe, Broom Pit, Devon / Dorset (N68)
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Lower Paleolithic - (MIS9 to MIS8 dated layers c.324,000 - 284,000 years old). A good  and unusual Lower Paleolithic "chisel-tip" 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 well defined chert hand axe clearly worked with a purposefully narrowed chisel like tip possibly intended for a specific purpose, bi-facially worked and intact and in nice overall condition with good ageing and appealing old collection patination, a tactile piece and a scarce example of the type from this famous early prehistoric site, 114mm long x 78mm wide x 40mm thick