North African Acheulean hand-axeM59
An Acheulean chert hand-axe with a leaf-shaped tip. One side of the axe was exposed to desert patination resulting in a dark brown surface while the other side shows the natural matt grey stone.
North Africa, Acheulean, c. 200,000-100,000 BC; reputedly found near Kufra
13.8 x 7.1 cms
Intact as shown
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.