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A most attractive Lower-Mid Palaeolithic Acheulian Trihedral Bi-face flint hand axe found near Swanscombe, Kent.
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Homo Hiedelbergensis c.250,000-200,000 years B.C. A most attractive Lower-Mid Palaeolithic Acheulian Trihedral Bi-face flint hand axe found some years ago at Northfleet, just a mile from the famous Early Palaeolithic site of Swanscombe, Kent. Sub-triangular in plan with a pronounced dorsal ridge topped with a small cortical area for holding. Well worked to produce a sharp functional digging or chopping point. Good ageing with pleasant surface patination and very nice colouration, typical of flints from this region, an appealing Early Stone Age tool, full provenance and details of find site supplied with tool, 100mm long x 70mm wide x 50mm deep.