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M360 - CHOICE MOUSTERIAN HANDAXE FROM NORTH AFRICA WITH SHARP TIP

$675.00
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M360 - CHOICE MOUSTERIAN HANDAXE FROM NORTH AFRICA WITH SHARP TIP

$675.00
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ID
Mousterian Handaxe
FOUND
Exposed Site - Sahara Desert,
NW Africa
AGE
MOUSTERIAN: 60,000 - 30,000 years
SIZE
3.65" long x 2.5" wide
CONDITION
INTACT AND COMPLETE.
NO REPAIR OR RESTORATION.
ROBUST FORM WITH UNUSUALLY
SHARP, UNBROKEN TIP.
NOTE
AFRICAN MOUSTERIAN TOOLS
ARE NOT OFTEN SEEN IN
COLLECTIONS. COMPLETE
AND UNDAMAGED WITH SHARP
TIP. A SUPERB MIDDLE
PALEOLITHIC MOUSTERIAN
SPECIMEN!
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This is a SPECTACULAR bifacial CORDATE Mousterian hand axe  of the finest possible quality and condition.  It is made of quartzite and is compact but robust with a fantastic flaked grip and thumbrest for left hand use.  This MOUSTERIAN hand axe possesses classic Middle Paleolithic traits and is in perfect, AS MADE original condition! 

The chopping tip is unbroken and is unusually sharp and entirely intact AS MADE!  The workmanship and ergonomic design when held is spectacular.  The form and execution of this extraordinary hand axe must be held to be appreciated - quartzite is extremely difficult to flake and shape on a hand axe this small!!!  Unlike their much larger predecessors of the Sahara during the Acheulian, Mousterian handaxes are much smaller in comparison.  In "as found" ORIGINAL condition with  NO REPAIR AND NO RESTORATION.  Bi-color patina differs on either side, a result of laying undisturbed on the desert floor for thousands and thousands of years.

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