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Object ID 20153
Object Name Handaxe
Other Name handaxe; cleaver
Material Quartzite
Description Acheulian biface cleaver or handaxe. Red-brown percussion flaked quartzite, oblong in shape. Reverse is smooth with very little flaking.
Dimensions W-6.6 L-10.5 D-3.2 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