Flint Cleaver from Ayn Soda

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 February 2019
Flint Cleaver from Ayn Soda

Cleavers are large hand axes with a flat chopping edge. They were used for butchering and are among the oldest known tools. Late Acheulian period, around 300,000 BCE. From Ayn Soda, Jordan. (The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan).


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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, February 28). Flint Cleaver from Ayn Soda. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10062/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Flint Cleaver from Ayn Soda." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 28, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10062/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Flint Cleaver from Ayn Soda." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 28 Feb 2019. Web. 16 Jun 2019.

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