Clacton Hand Axe

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Clacton Hand Axe

Post by grendel on Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:27 am

Anyone been practicing knapping on the beach? If so you dropped your hand axe. closer to two weeks old than 200,000 years, I'd say.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/oap-discovers-stone-age-axe-5908341

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Re: Clacton Hand Axe

Post by the barnacle on Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:43 pm

thats a great find if its genuine but he may of made it himself, you would of thought it would be a bit more weathered in the sea for so long even if in mud or a sand bar.
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Re: Clacton Hand Axe

Post by grendel on Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:39 am

In the sea it should be blunt, also there's no patina and it's a terrible quality knapping job. I think most likely someone learning knapping made it and left it there.

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Re: Clacton Hand Axe

Post by laser_jock99 on Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:17 pm

Looks like one of the typical upper paleolithic tools that get dredged up from time to time in the North Sea. There must be lot of material out there- dredging finds are coming up a lot on e-bay lately.

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