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Acheulian hand-axe showing purposefu;l design.

Acheulian hand-axe. This Lower Palaeolithic (Old Stone Age) stone tool was found in the old river terrace above the River Somme at St. Acheul, France. This type of tool is found in Africa, western Asia as well as Europe (see Bahn, Paul (ed) (1992)).

Credit: Drawing: A. de Mortillet