2-5/8" Neanderthal Bi-Facial Handaxe (Multicolored Jasper)

2-5/8" Neanderthal Bi-Facial Handaxe (Multicolored Jasper)

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Measurements: ~2-5/8" Long x 2-1/2" Wide x 1-1/4" Thick
Location: Fontmaure, Vienne, France<
Time Period: Paleolithic ~70,000 Years Ago
Type of Style: Mousterian

More Information:

Paleolithic is simply defined as the Stone Age. In the Paleolithic era we see the earliest cultures that used stone tools. The Stone Age as a larger category is divided into three eras: the Paleolithic, the oldest Stone Age, the Mesolithic, or middle Stone Age, and the Neolithic, or new Stone Age.

The Paleolithic is a time frame roughly known as the Ice Age, and It lasted until 10,000 BC, when glaciers began melting and humans developed new stone tools. The official beginning of the Paleolithic is roughly 2.6 million years ago. The very first stone tools were not created by humans, but by our ancestors, and the story of the Paleolithic begins there.