Early Prehistoric Handaxes

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Jan van der Crabben
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published on 17 December 2018
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Early Prehistoric Handaxes

These two handaxes were made from flint by Homo erectus around 130,000 BCE. They were both found in Switzerland: The ochre one was found in Pratteln, Canton Basel-Land, while the white one was found in Schlieren, Canton Zurich.

On display at the Swiss National Museum, Zurich, Switzerland.

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Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of Ancient History Encyclopedia, leading the non-profit company to best fulfil its mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College.

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