Artifact #0059

This tiny miniature of a hand axe is a nice piece of work, but certainly of more aesthetic than practical value, as this variation of the limestone is too soft for a tool so small.  It and numerous other items of varying size (e.g., the wing-shaped scrapers) were apparently made from a quantity of the light-colored limestone carried to the top of the hill from the stratum about 24m (80') vertically and 140m (450') horizontally distant.

Below:  Grinding marks on top edge.

Below: In situ at 25cm (10") depth.

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