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Object ID 20009
Object Name Handaxe
Other Name Handaxe
Material Stone/Quartzite
Description An Acheulean handaxe. Percussion flaked. Teardrop shape. One side is largely unworked.
Dimensions W-9.8 L-16 D-3.8 cm
Date Lower Paleolithic
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 Acheulean
Found Asia; India; Tamil Nadu; Chennai; Poondi
Place of Origin (if different than Found) Asia; India; Tamil Nadu; Chennai; Poondi
Collector Seton-Karr, Heywood Walter
Collection Archaeology; Asia
Search Terms Acheulean
Asia
Chennai (Madras)
India
Leland Stanford Junior Museum
Lithic
Lower Paleolithic
Paleolithic
Poondi
Prehistoric
Tamil Nadu
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