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Pecten sp

Description

Lower Jurassic, Middle Lias (incl. Dyrham Silts)
Whatley, near Frome
Somerset
England
M0770
Description:

Moore, C.
FALSE

Classification

Mollusca
Loboconcha
Bivalvia
Pteriomorphia
Ostreoida
Pectinina Superfamily Pectinoidea
Pectinidae
Pecten
sp.

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Middle Palaeolithic Hand Axe

Middle Palaeolithic Hand Axe: The flat-ended profile of this axe, found in Farnham, Surrey, is very characteristic of Neanderthal (Homo neanderthalensis) craftsmanship of this period of the Middle Palaeolithic (25,000-40,000 BP). At one Neanderthal site in East Anglia a similar handaxe was found lodged in a Wooly Mammoth's tusk.