Early Hand Axe from Bournemouth

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Early Hand Axe from Bournemouth

Post by Dorset Andy on Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:41 pm

Hello

I thought I would show you the hand axe I found last year while walking the dog on a local golf course here in Bournemouth.

It was lying in the bottom of a freshly re-excavated drainage ditch, around three feet deep, amongst newly exposed Pleistocene gravels.














Thanks for looking


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Re: Early Hand Axe from Bournemouth

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:13 am

Very nice, you lucky swine! Looks like it's been rolled around for quite some time before ending up in the gravel. As we say locally: " Thas roight old"

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Re: Early Hand Axe from Bournemouth

Post by grendel on Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:36 pm

Lucky sod, big too. Is the tip broken off?

there's a good hand axe type guide here.

http://www.aerobiologicalengineering.com/wxk116/StoneAge/Handaxes/

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