Description: A grey flint ovate handaxe with dense mottled brown patination and slightly twisted in profile. Some minor edge chips but otherwise condition good and a nice example. Found at Canterbury, Kent.
Size: 131 mm/5.1 ins. in length
Culture: Lower Palaeolithic
Date: c. 300,000-400,000 years B.P.
Provenance: Ex southern English private collection.
Notes: Roe (1968) records over 240 palaeolithic handaxes from various locations around Canterbury. A number of others, apparently missed by Roe’s 1968 survey, are housed in the Powell-Cotton Museum, Birchington, Kent.
References: Roe, D.A. (1968) A Gazetteer of British Lower & Middle Palaeolithic Sites, CBA Research Report 8, Council for British Archaeology, p. 141-143.
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