Acheulean hand axe

Acheulean hand axe

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Acheulean hand axe. Flint hand axe from the Acheulean culture, with a rounded spall (flake) 'pot-lid' split off from a larger rock by frost action. The Acheulean culture (Mode 2 stone tools) dates to between 1.65 million and 100,000 years ago, in the Lower Palaeolithic. These specimens are from the University of London's Institute of Archaeology.

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