This tool is a nice example of a thick sub-cordiform Acheulean (Homo erectus) Handaxe, 600,000 to 200,000 BC. The artefact has no modern or old damage. It displays Paleo layer desert patina.

This tool belonged to a North African collection formed around 1967. The site location was in Algeria, Heights of Abadla (also written as Abadhla). The town in the Sahara Desert of Western Algeria (31° 01’ N and 2° 44’ W), near the border with Morocco. There is a small local museum with identical prehistoric artefacts found in the vicinity of the town. The tool measures 93mm x 65mm x 33mm.


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Acheulean Handaxe c. 600,000 to 200,000 BC. NP Collectables
AC118 Acheulean Handaxe c. 600,000 to 200,000 BC
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