Huge Flint Protobifacial Handaxe, Lower Acheulean, Grand Pressigny, France

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller galerie-lithique (2,269) 100%, Location: Abilly, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 222584854513 HUGE LOWER ACHEULEAN PROTO BIFACIAL HANDAXE Typology : Proto Bifacial Handaxe Material : Flint with Chalcedony inclusions. The famous local Flintstone was formed during the Turonian period, upper Cretaceus, circa 93.5 to 89 million years. Some oddly shaped nodules are found, the larger pieces are flat. Cutting : To make this tool, Erectus used a large piece of flint. It is fully cut on both faces. A stone percutor was used to cut large flakes. Many negative scars are present along the sides. A lot of the ventral face is covered with yellow chalcedony cristals. Dating, hominid : This implement belongs to the Lower Acheulean Culture (Lower Paleolithic period, circa 650 000 - 500 000 years ago), and was conceived by Homo HEIDELBERGENSIS ( European Erectus ). Origin : Found in the reknown area of the Grand-Pressigny, FRANCE ; discovered in the Creuse's riverbed, where the Flint was polished in the turmoils of the sands and waters. Sizes : 10 inches x 6 inches or 25 cm X 15 cm Weight : 2150 g Condition : Intact ; Superb shiny Patina ! Exceptional Archaic Acheulean Collector's Piece ! Sold with certificate of authenticity ! Click on these categories to find informations about : Terms & Conditions / Prehistoric times

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