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handaxe


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[Ar]

Characteristic stone core‐tool of the Palaeolithic period consisting of a large core of flint or other stone, typically 8–30 cm in overall length, worked on both sides to form a point at one end and a rounded butt at the other. It was probably held in the hand and used as an all‐purpose tool for clubbing, skinning, piercing, chopping, and digging.

Subjects: Archaeology.


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