Prehistoric Acheulian Flint Hand Axe - 800,000 BC

Homo erectus, Pont-Arcy, northern France, 800,000 - 100,000 BC.

Worked with care and precision, this artefact has more than just a functional quality; the desire to create this pleasing form goes beyond the necessary and suggests an aesthetic sense on the part of the maker.

This shared perception of beauty is a remarkable link to the humanity of the individual who crafted this tool. When one holds this piece, it fits so naturally into the palm that it is almost beyond conception that it was created not by an ancient man, but by a different species of human altogether.

Prehistoric Acheulian Flint Hand Axe - 800,000 BC. Homo erectus, Pont-Arcy, northern France, 800,000 - 100,000 BC. Worked with care and precision, this artefact has more than just a functional quality; the desire to create this pleasing form goes beyond the necessary and suggests an aesthetic sense on the part of the maker. This shared perception of beauty is a remarkable link to the humanity of the individual who crafted this tool. When one holds this piece, it fits so naturally into the palm that it is almost beyond conception that it was created not by an ancient man, but by a different species of human altogether.

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