Warwickshire in 100 Objects: Bubbenhall Handaxes
One of five handaxes made from andesitic tuff, found near Bubbenhall. They date from 500,000 BC and were found with bones from Straight-tusked elephants and prehistoric horses. The axes were made by our human ancestors homo heidelbergensis.
They are some of the oldest stone tools found in Britain. They are also very beautiful to look at and would have taken days to have shaped.