Acheulian flint hand axe, c 10000-5000 BC.

Richardson, Claire

Acheulian flint hand axe, c 10000-5000 BC.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

A mesolithic hand axe, found in Saint Acheul, near Amiens, France. Acheulian axes were made by hammering flakes off a piece of flint using a tool made from bone, antler or wood, until the desired shape was obtained.

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