British/European 'Handaxe Sculpture' Symbolizing Traditon / k)cyslacomobv
Obverse of image (j). Acheulian biface, elongated pointed ovate type, Cys-la-Commune, Aisne River Valley, France, Final Acheulian, Eemian Interglacial, c. 115,000-127,000 BP.
Comment: On the obverse a small patch of cortex was left at the 'womb-center'. If one holds up the handaxe resting its base in the palm of the hand one's thumb lands directly upon this spot. The finger tips rest on the womb-center on the opposite side. This suggests that the biface was designed for either a tribute-gesture and/or for ceremonial meatcutting. This appears to be a clue to the meaning of the entire British/European 'Handaxe Sculpture' tradition.
Photographer © James Harrod. Collection -- James Harrod. Purchased from a Cys-la-Commune antiquarian shop by Jan Evert Musch, with identification as coming from Cys-la-Commune Eemian gravels, and gifted to James Harrod.