Early Prehistoric Handaxes

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Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
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published on 17 December 2018

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.


About the Author

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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Crabben, J. V. D. (2018, December 17). Early Prehistoric Handaxes. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9717/

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Crabben, Jan V. D. "Early Prehistoric Handaxes." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 17, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/9717/.

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Crabben, Jan V. D. "Early Prehistoric Handaxes." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 17 Dec 2018. Web. 24 Apr 2019.

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