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Object ID 20027
Object Name Handaxe
Other Name handaxe
Material Quartzite
Description Acheulian biface handaxe. Mottled tan colored, percussion flaked quartzite, teardrop shape. Axe tip broken off and flat angled break across base.
Dimensions W-8 L-13.4 D-3.4 cm
Date Lower Palaeolithic
Provenance Collected by Heywood Walter Seton-Karr from laterite deposits at Poondi in the Chennai region of Tamil Nadu, India. Donated by Seton-Karr to the Leland Stanford Junior Museum in April 1903.
Culture Acheulian/Acheulean
Found Asia; India; Tamil Nadu; Chennai; Poondi
Place of Origin (if different than Found) Asia; India; Tamil Nadu; Chennai; Poondi
Site Name Poondi
Collector Seton-Karr, H. W.
Collection Archaeology; Asia
Search Terms Acheulean
Acheulian
Palaeolithic