Handaxe

Description
This quartzite handaxe comes from South Africa. Handaxes were multi-purpose tools that would have been very useful for cutting up animal carcasses.
Accession Loan No.
45/2003/13
Collection Class
Tools for farm and craft
Common Name
handaxe
Simple Name
handaxe
Full Name
handaxe
Dimensions
whole length 177 mm; whole W 100 mm
Production Year Low
-800000
Production Year High
-700000
Production Country
South Africa
Production Area Region
Southern Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Family Group

Material
quartzite
Function Name
tool
Collection Area Region
S
Collection Continent
Africa

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