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An enormous, heavy and impressive Lower Palaeolithic Acheulian Bi-face Tranchet hand axe / chopper found near Swanscombe, Kent.
An enormous, heavy and impressive Lower Palaeolithic Acheulian Bi-face Tranchet hand axe / chopper found near Swanscombe, Kent.
An enormous, heavy and impressive Lower Palaeolithic Acheulian Bi-face Tranchet hand axe / chopper found near Swanscombe, Kent. An enormous, heavy and impressive Lower Palaeolithic Acheulian Bi-face Tranchet hand axe / chopper found near Swanscombe, Kent. An enormous, heavy and impressive Lower Palaeolithic Acheulian Bi-face Tranchet hand axe / chopper found near Swanscombe, Kent. An enormous, heavy and impressive Lower Palaeolithic Acheulian Bi-face Tranchet hand axe / chopper found near Swanscombe, Kent.
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Homo Hiedelbergensis c.350,000-200,000 years B.C. A huge, heavy and impressive Lower Palaeolithic Acheulian Bi-face Tranchet hand axe / chopper found some years ago at Northfleet, just a mile from the famous Early Palaeolithic site of Swanscombe, Kent. Skilfully fashioned from a huge dark coloured thick flint flake from a nodule. This huge hand axe / chopper has been bifacially worked to produce a simple but effective cleaving tool with a straight tranchet blade edge at base, perfect for chopping and breaking animal bones to extract the marrow. Tool worked so as to fit well within a right hand with purpose made void for thumb to aide grip. This imposing stone age tool is totally intact, in superb condition with clear detailed working, good surface ageing and a nice even surface patination with no staining. An appealing and well worked Early Stone Age tool, full provenance and details of find site supplied with tool, 177mm long x 106mm wide x 55mm deep. [Extra postage applies due to size and weight]