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An excellent Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" pointed hand axe, Nacton, Ipswich. SOLD
An excellent Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" pointed hand axe, Nacton, Ipswich. SOLD
An excellent Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" pointed hand axe, Nacton, Ipswich. SOLD An excellent Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" pointed hand axe, Nacton, Ipswich. SOLD An excellent Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" pointed hand axe, Nacton, Ipswich. SOLD An excellent Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" pointed hand axe, Nacton, Ipswich. SOLD
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c.350,000-300,000 years B.C. An excellent Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" pointed hand axe found on the ancient foreshore of the River Orwell, Nacton near Ipswich, Suffolk and from an Suffolk collection. An early but skillfully worked hand axe prepared from a large triangular flake struck from a large flatish flint nodule and then a well defined and functional blade and tip then struck away and re-touched for use. A very cleverly fashioned tool, as, as struck, natural voids in the cortex on either side perfectly accommodate the thumb of the right hand on one side and the fingers of the right hand on the opposite side facilitating a superb grip of the tool, thus most certainly a right-handed tool as almost impossible to grip comfortably in the left hand. Totally intact and in very nice condition with good surface ageing and patination, a very nice and tactile early hand axe, 114mm wide x 93mm high x 45mm thick.


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