This quartzite handaxe comes from South Africa. Handaxes were multi-purpose tools that would have been very useful for cutting up animal carcasses.

Object Summary

Museum Number 45/2003/13
Simple Name handaxe
Full Name handaxe
Common Name handaxe
Production country South Africa
Material quartzite
Collection class Tools for farm and craft
Collection continent Africa
Collection area/region S
Production continent Africa
Production year low -800000
Production year high -700000
Function name tool