A fragment of a Lower Palaeolithic Acheulian handaxe found in 1894

A fragment of a Lower Palaeolithic Acheulian handaxe found in 1894

Code: 1881

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Description: An edge fragment of a grey brown flint Acheulian handaxe with mottled brown patination and perhaps a third of the original implement. Found at Reculver, Kent, in 1894.

Size: 96 mm/3 ins. in length

Culture: Lower Palaeolithic

Date: c. 200,000-400,000 years B.P.

Provenance: Ex Robert Stephen Murray Collection.

Background: Robert Stephen Murray (1950-2005) of Caithness, Scotland, was a keen field-walker and a passionate collector of prehistoric artefacts.

Notes: Roe (1968) records 158 handaxes from various sites in Reculver.

References: Roe, D.A. (1968) A Gazetteer of British Lower & Middle Palaeolithic Sites, CBA Research Report 8, Council for British Archaeology, p. 171-172.

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