East African handaxe from the Acheulean culture

East African handaxe from the Acheulean culture

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Caption: East African stone handaxe from the Acheulean culture found in deposits dating from 700,000 years ago at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. The period lies within the span of the hominid Homo erectus (1.6 million years to 200,000 years ago).

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Keywords: acheulean stone tool, anthropology, artefact, artifacts, fossil man, handaxe, hominid, hominid stone tool, hominid tool, hominids, hominin, industry, lithic artefacts, palaeoanthropology, palaeontology, paleoanthropology, paleontology, prehistoric tool, stone, stone tool, tools

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