Sir John Evans Centenary Project - image background is marbled paper from one of John Evans's books John Evans Numismatic Society Medal 1899

Old Stone Age

hand axe from St. Acheul
Handaxe from a quarry near St Acheul, Amiens (AN1928.221t)

This flint handaxe dates from the Lower Palaeolithic (c. 350,000-400,000 years ago); it is from the same discovery investigated by Sir John Evans at the St Acheul quarry, Amiens (Somme) in France. The collection from this site was presented to the Ashmolean by Sir Arthur Evans in 1928.

Further References / Links:

John Lubbock, Prehistoric Times, 1865

See also the chapter by Alison Roberts and Nick Barton in Sir John Evans 1823-1908, edited by Arthur MacGregor (2008)