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A huge, heavy and impressive Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" hand cleaver / chopper, Northfleet, Kent
A huge, heavy and impressive Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" hand cleaver / chopper, Northfleet, Kent
A huge, heavy and impressive Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" hand cleaver / chopper, Northfleet, Kent A huge, heavy and impressive Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" hand cleaver / chopper, Northfleet, Kent A huge, heavy and impressive Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" hand cleaver / chopper, Northfleet, Kent A huge, heavy and impressive Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" hand cleaver / chopper, Northfleet, Kent
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Clactonian period c.300,000 to 400,000 years old. A huge, heavy and impressive Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" hand cleaver / chopper found at Northfleet, Kent many years back and from a Kent collection. This most imposing of stone age tools has been expertly crafted from a large and heavy, elongate flint nodule that forms a natural gripping handle and the widest edge has then been struck on either side to create a large and very distinct bi-facial chopping blade. This tool was most like used for crushing and chopping large animal leg bones in order to extract the bone marrow which was favoured by early man as a valuable source of protein. The chopper is totally intact and in very good overall condition, a rare and unusual Paleolithic tool, weight 0.8kg and measures c.173mm long x 97mm across blade edge, body c 75mm thick.


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