Jul 6, 2023

Mysterious giant 300,000-year-old hand axes were found at an Ice Age site in England. Scientists can’t work out why they are so big

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“We describe these tools as ‘giants’ when they are over 22cm long and we have two in this size range,” senior archaeologist Letty Ingrey of the UCL Institute of Archeology said in a press release.

The largest of the two hand axes, which is about 12 inches long, is “one of the longest ever found in Britain,” said Ingrey, who participated in the excavation.

Archaeologists think these types of tools were typically used to butcher or skin animals.

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