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  1. Bone Stone Age Awl 107mm

    Bone Stone Age Awl 107mm

    £1,192.00
    The amount of wear on the polished surface of the prehistoric awl is indicative of the human hand to fashion it, time in the earth, passage through the ages and is the signature of an ancient culture. having the characteristics of prehistory. A epiphysis end, a split long bone culture and the polishing to hone a fine point for the use it was intended. Read the full description below... Type: Bone Awl Ages: Upper palaeolithic 50,000 to 10,000 BP Period: Palaeolithic, Old Stone Age Origin: Sub Saharan Africa Overall measurements. Length: 10.7 cm Width: 1.8 cm Depth: 1.0 cm Approximate weight: 0,005 Kg Learn More
  2. New Palaeolithic Clovis Shaped Adze 295mm

    Palaeolithic Clovis Shaped Adze 295mm

    £1,792.00
    A Palaeolithic quartzite Acheulean hand axe of exceptional size displaying exceedingly well in a bronze cradle mount of a sophisticated design. The skill of mounting is one of exacting precision which, when achieved with a well-practised eye, completes the process to museum exhibit standard. A combination of ancient history and art in a union of perfection. The Acheulian hand axe composed of granular quartzite, the axe now honed to a fine prehistoric desert varnish, the term varnish refers to the surface which has attained, through aeons, a good and natural desert weathering, a patina familiar to the regions arduous extreme weather conditions. The caramel colour of the quartzite complimented with the dark bronze tone of the mount. Read more below... Type: Acheulean quartzite hand axe. Age: Acheulian to Mousterian era, approximately 1.900,000 BP to 40,000 BP.1 Origin: Ténéré Central Sahara desert, Southern Algeria, Mali and Niger borders, Africa. Overall measurements in stand. Length: 29.5 cm Depth: 7.3 cm width: 10.0 cm Hand axe measurements. Length: 22.0 cm Depth: 4.5 cm width: 11.0 cm Approximate weight: 1,403 g Learn More