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An excellent Lower Paleolithic flint hand axe with Echinoid impression, Hants (N53)
An excellent Lower Paleolithic flint hand axe with Echinoid impression, Hants (N53)
An excellent Lower Paleolithic flint hand axe with Echinoid impression, Hants (N53) An excellent Lower Paleolithic flint hand axe with Echinoid impression, Hants (N53) An excellent Lower Paleolithic flint hand axe with Echinoid impression, Hants (N53) An excellent Lower Paleolithic flint hand axe with Echinoid impression, Hants (N53)
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Lower Paleolithic (MIS 11 - 9) c.410,000 to 324,000 BP. An excellent Lower Paleolithic flint hand axe with an Echinoid impression (Fossil Sea Urchin) found many years back at Barton on Sea, Hampshire and from a Hampshire Geologists collection. Expertly fashioned from a most attractive honey coloured flint, bi-facially well worked with a well defined main blade edge and original pebble cortex remaining on butt / grip end. A partial impression from the shell of a fossil sea urchin features in the centre of the axe forming a perfect resting place for the thumb when comfortably gripped in the left hand, so most likely made by a left handed individual as the axe is difficult to grasp firmly in the right hand. The fossil impression may also have appealed to the original maker. Lovely old surface ageing and patination, a most attractive, tactile and appealing Lower Paleolithic hand axe, 129mm long x 66mm wide x 40mm thick