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Item:163107559356ACHEULEAN ~ EARLY PALEOLITHIC FIST or HAND AXE, CHOPPER, BLADE Early to Middle Paleolithic, circa 1.2 Million - 5OO,OOOB.P.Found by Hector Dufour in a Saharan Desert Ancient Creek Bed Blow Out in Adrar Province, Mauritania, AfricaThe Site is a long dry drainage River or Creek Bed west of Ouadane, and the Village of Amberge El Ghalawiya. PROVENANCE: EX: Hector Dufour Collection - Nouakchott, Mauritania DESCRIPTION: In an opaque Heavily River, Earthen Stained Medium Orange Tan Quartzite. Heavy Wind Sand Abrasion evident.Rind or Cortex, heavily worn, evident on both Obverse and Reverse, as pictured. No modern damage. Best of the Best, and a Classic Blade Tool Form. Length is 7-1/4", or 182mm. SHIPPING: FREE to Buyer. All return shipping, when permitted, is paid by the Buyer. REFUNDS: Coins, Medals, and Artifacts that are Certified, or that have a COA (Certificate of Authenticity) are not returnable. If the Coin, Artifact, or Item does not have a COA, or is not Certified, then the Buyer may return the Item within 14 days, for a full refund, except for the Return Shipping charges. Return Shipping Charges are not refundable. If the Item is returned within the 14 day return period, a FULL REFUND will be issued on receipt of the Item in good, unaltered, and undamaged condition. (No marks, chips, tampering, scratches, or flakes). Items purchased for less than the List Price or by "Make An Offer" are sold "as is" and not returnable under any circumstances. GUARANTEE: All lots Certified or with COAs by a third party Grading or Authentication service are Guaranteed As Described. Lots without Certification or COAs are described to the best of my ability based on my experience and knowledge. This is not a guarantee of Condition, Attribution, or Age. If you have any other questions or concerns, please ask "before" you purchase or bid any lot.Material:Chert, Provenance:Ownership History Available
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ACHEULEAN ~ EARLY PALEO FIST or HAND AXE, Adrar Province, Mauritania, Africa