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Giant Handaxes found

Post by grendel on Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:37 am

http://heritage-key.com/blogs/gen-swart/pass-me-my-hand-axe-great-stone-age-discoveries-botswana



I wonder how the one on the right was use, two people holding it, or have we finally found evidence giants existed.Laughing


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Re: Giant Handaxes found

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:46 pm

I know someone who has studied the lower palaeolithic of Africa and her thoeory on giant hand axes was that they were status symbols and somehow linked to male "potency", objects to show off rather than to use in any practical sence.

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Re: Giant Handaxes found

Post by the barnacle on Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:47 pm

maybe the maker just had big hands - lol Shocked

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Re: Giant Handaxes found

Post by Lumpendoodle on Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:55 pm

Naw...It's the 'my axe is bigger than your axe' syndrome. as Mr.hertzian cone said, status symbol only.

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Re: Giant Handaxes found

Post by grendel on Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:20 am

mr.hertzian cone wrote:I know someone who has studied the lower palaeolithic of Africa and her thoeory on giant hand axes was that they were status symbols and somehow linked to male "potency", objects to show off rather than to use in any practical sence.

Why am I not surprised this theory came from a woman?Laughing

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Re: Giant Handaxes found

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:15 pm

In think it's evidence for a prehistoric tribe of hand axe wielding Hagreds... he he!

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