Handaxe

Description
A multi-purpose stone tool used by the first people to live in Devon. We call them homo heidelbergensis and they lived in Britain during the warmer periods of the Ice Ages. Many hundreds of these tools have been found in gravel pits at Broom.
Accession Loan No.
5/1986/7
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
handaxe
Simple Name
handaxe
Dimensions
whole length 100 mm; whole W 60 mm; whole TH 25 mm
Period Classification
Palaeolithic (500000-10000 BC)
Family Group

Material
stone
Collection Site Name
Broom
Collection Parish
Hawkchurch
Collection Town
Axminster
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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