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‘Giant’ 300,000 year old axes unearthed in Kent
Jul 06, 2023, 17:01
"“Giant handaxes like this are usually found in the Thames and Medway regions and date from over 300,000 years ago. These handaxes are so big it’s difficult to imagine how they could have been easily held and used.

“Perhaps they fulfilled a less practical or more symbolic function than other tools, a clear demonstration of strength and skill. While right now, we aren’t sure why such large tools were being made, or which species of early human were making them, this site offers a chance to answer these exciting questions.”"


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