A Lower Palaeolithic quartzite handaxe from Pasly, Aisne, France

A Lower Palaeolithic quartzite handaxe from Pasly, Aisne, France

Code: 2209

£225.00
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Description: A good-sized Acheulian orange brown quartzite bifacially flaked triangular handaxe with irregular patches of pale brown cortex remaining on both faces and a flat cortex covered fracture forming the butt. The handaxe has a dull patina. A few small edge chips, otherwise condition good and a nice example. From Pasly, near Soissons, Aisne, northern France.

Size: 138 mm/5.4 ins. in length

Culture: Lower Palaeolithic

Date: c. 300,000 years B.P.

Provenance: Ex Robert Stonard Collection, Surrey.