Acheulean Hand Axe 197mm

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New Stone Age Hand Axe 197mm

SKU:TFS0841
£482.00

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New Stone Age Hand Axe 197mm set onto museum quality bronze mount, this forms part of our fine range of bronze mounted artefacts from prehistoric periods. The Neolithic hand axe superbly presented yet able to be removed for study. Read the fuller description and condition report below...

Type: Neolithic flint hand axe.
Age: Neolithic era, approximately 10,000 to 5,000 BCE
Origin: Ténéré Central Sahara desert, Mali and Niger borders, Africa.

New stone age hand axe dimensions.
Height: 15.4 cm
Width: 7.0 cm
Depth: 2.9 cm

New stone age hand axe weight: 0.386 kg

New stone age hand axe on stand dimensions.
Height: 19.7 cm
Width: 7.0 cm
Depth: 5.0 cm

On stand weight: 0.525 kg

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New Stone Age Hand Axe 197mm overall height set in the stylish and superb quality museum bronze mount. Our bronze mounts form part of our superior range of artefacts. Here the beautifully toned hand axe is clasped in a claw type setting and surmounted by a stylish bronze plinth. The polished flint stone is very attractively coloured with inflections of deep reds and pinks. The stone having been flaked and later honed to a smooth surface. The hand axe is in excellent preservation, this hand tool complete and unbroken, a very beautiful and finely produced stone age tool. Of a typical African Neolithic stone age work from the Ténéré Southern Sahara desert, this hand axe was collected in Mali.


The Neolithic New Stone Age is defined by Neanderthals developing agriculture into their way of life, the life style of the nomadic hunter-gatherer era was coming to an end. This occurred before 40,000 BCE which approximately marks the extinction of Neanderthals, the progressive advancements in farming, possibly in Britian was the first time livestock crossed the dry land-lock, which today is the Channel and on arriving in England influenced a more domestic lifestyle. The Neolithic age was the progression of behavioural and cultural characteristics, including the use of wild and domestic crops and animals, in this process the technical skills of stone tools leapt forward.


In the United Kingdom, men are descended of early farmers whom migrated across Europe from the Near East around 10,000 years ago. Ancient farmers left their genetic mark on modern times by breeding more successfully than indigenous hunter-gatherers as they migrated into the West. Living in the Fertile Crescent, this is the crescent shaped geological area stretching from Egypt to the Persian Gulf, East of the Mediterranean Sea, where the land was more fertile and crops were more successfully grown.

Additional Information

SKU TFS0841
Age Pleistocene
Origin Morocco
Colour Pink

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