Handaxe

A multi-purpose stone tool used by the first people to live in Devon. We call them homo heidelbergensis and they lived in Britain during the warmer periods of the Ice Ages. Many hundreds of these tools have been found in gravel pits at Broom.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
133/1986/3
Category
Antiquities
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Material
stone
Common Name
handaxe
Simple Name
handaxe
Period Classification
Palaeolithic (500000-10000 BC)

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