Egyptian Acheulean flint hand-axeM70
An Acheulean ovate flint hand-axe with a glossy brown and grey patina.
Egypt, Acheulean, c. 200,000-100,000 BC; reputedly found around Ghurd Abu Muharrik (Western Desert)
10.8 x 7 cms
Intact as shown (a very small ancient chip to the tip)
Ex. collection: Dr Richard Shenkel (1941-2008), New Orleans, USA. Formerly in a US collection acquired during the 1940’s-1950’s. Shenkel was a professor of Anthropology at the University of New Orleans, USA.