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handaxe

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1934,1214.74

  • Description

    Handaxe made from dark brownish grey lava block. Pointed form with a regular, continuous edge. Biconvex cross section. with greatest thisckness near the middle of the piece. Tip carefully worked.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 206 millimetres
    • Width: 98 millimetres
    • Thickness: 58 millimetres
    • Weight: 956 grammes
  • Bibliography

    • Leakey 1951 p.130; fig.53 (Listed as specimen 74) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2009 11 Dec-2010 10 May, Madrid, Canal de Isabel II, Treasures of the World’s Cultures
    2009 1 May-20 Sep, Victoria, Royal BC Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2007 14 Sep-2 Dec, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2007 3 Feb-27 May, Taipei, National Palace Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2006 18 Mar-4 Jun, Beijing, Capital Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1934

  • Acquisition notes

    Found during Leakey's first expedition to East Africa

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1934,1214.74

  • Additional IDs

    • 1931-2617 number 74 (Leakey catalogue number)
Handaxe made from darkbrownish grey lava block Pointed form with a regular, continuous edge. Biconvex cross section. with greatest thisckness near the middle of the piece. Tip carefully worked.

Handaxe made from darkbrownish grey lava block Pointed form with a regular, continuous edge. Biconvex cross section. with greatest thisckness near the middle of the piece. Tip carefully worked.

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