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Two Lower to Middle Paleolithic Proto-axes

Two Lower to Middle Paleolithic Proto-axes


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A pair of lower to Middle Paleolithic proto-axes from Reculver Cliffs, Kent, UK. Both flint, heights 2 7/8" and 3". Excellent condition, legal surface finds, both with excellent, soft ocean/ground patinas. The axe to the left in the photograph is a straightforward, Clactonian tool with one chopping edge removed from the otherwise intact pebble. The axe to the right is a fully bifacial tool, with flaking on the tip of the distal end indicating that it was probably used as a precision crushing tool as well as having a straight scraper edge. This axe is probably Neanderthal, the axe on the left probably Heidelberg Man. Approximate dates: that on the left 350,000 BCE. That on the right 120,000-80,000 BCE.