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Object ID 20016
Object Name Handaxe
Other Name handaxe; cleaver
Material Quartzite
Description Acheulian biface cleaver or handaxe. Purple-gray percussion flaked quartzite, teardrop shape. One face smooth with little working. Small areas of calcification.
Dimensions W-8.8 L-13.2 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