Paleolithic handaxe. Picardy, France. Coll. nr. 206114


From his birthplace in Africa, man migrated into the wider world. He was a hunter-gatherer who had already learned to make tools. He took that knowledge with him and passed it down from generation to generation. His stone tools have been found all over the world. The basis for the Museon's collection of prehistoric artefacts was laid early in the twentieth century. Since the acquisition of the private collection of amateur archaeologist Ad Wouters in 1994, it is one of the largest collections of its kind anywhere in the Netherlands.

These handaxes were collected by ad Wouters in France.

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