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ACH-131 - 6 INCH ACHEULIAN CLEAVER HANDAXE MADE BY HOMO ERGASTER (ERECTUS

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ACH-131 - 6 INCH ACHEULIAN CLEAVER HANDAXE MADE BY HOMO ERGASTER (ERECTUS

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ITEM # 
ACH-131
ID
Acheulian Tool
FOUND
Exposed Site - Sahara Desert, NW Africa
AGE
ACHEULIAN:  1.2 million - 500,000 years ago
SIZE
6" long
CONDITION
INTACT AND COMPLETE - NO REPAIR OR
RESTORATION - 100% GENUINE WITH CHOICE
BI-COLOR PATINA FROM LONG-TERM
SURFACE EXPOSURE ON ONE SIDE.
NOTE
RARE HANDAXE FORM!  UNDAMAGED TIP.
FANTASTIC WORKMANSHIP.
Actual Item - One Only
Comes with a certificate of authenticity / information sheet

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This wonderful bifacial quartzite handaxe was made and used by EARLY MAN of the primitive species Homo erectus.  It was surface-collected from an exposed Acheulian site in the Algerian Sahara Desert of North Africa.  This Lower Paleolithic tool represents the first intelligent design type known to science that was made by primitive humans.  Prior to these Saharan Acheulian handaxes, only crude pebble and flake tools existed in the human fossil record.

This is a large CLEAVER handaxe.  Cleavers are a much less common type handaxe than ovate or almond-shaped varieties.  The distinct feature is the broad chopping edge on the distal end.  This example possesses a massive proportion with a very heavy weighted body.  Clearly, this superb specimen was intended to be used to chop large pieces of meat with sheer force.  Superb secondary flaking workmanship and a proximal end that fits in either hand.  This is a superb reference specimen of the finest possible example featuring all the premium features for this period and technology.  Natural desert wind erosion along with bi-color patina - traits of authentic Acheulian artifacts indicative of long-term exposure on one side as it lay undisturbed and exposed for millennia.  In "as found" ORIGINAL condition with NO REPAIR AND NO RESTORATION.  An absolutely highest possible grade of this type and recommended as AUTHENTIC large specimens of this quality are hard to find today.

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