A good-sized Egyptian Palaeolithic handaxe

A good-sized Egyptian Palaeolithic handaxe

Code: 1715


Description: A good-sized Palaeolithic brown chert pointed handaxe, bifacially flaked with a straight cutting edge and some areas of cortex remaining, with smoothing of the flakes scars due to exposure to the desert winds. The handaxe has the reddish brown patina typical of Egyptian Palaeolithic desert finds. Some minor edge chips and scratches to the patina, and an old collectors label (now illegible) pasted on one side, from the Nile Valley.

Size: 150 mm/5.9 ins. in length

Culture: Egyptian

Date: c. 300,000-150,000 years B.P.