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Last week’s ar­chae­o­log­i­cally themed What Is It? item was an early stone ho­minid tool from France.

Reader Adrian Jack be­lieves the item could be a Palae­olithic or Ne­olithic hand axe from 20,000BC or ear­lier. He said it could have been used to butcher an­i­mals, dig for plants, chop wood or to throw at prey.

Paul Archer said it prob­a­bly came from the Cre­ta­ceous chalk found in the white cliffs on the French side of the English Chan­nel.

Oth­ers with cor­rect an­swers in­cluded Keith Brown, Frank Bahr, Fiona Peate, Ste­wart Ed­wards, and Ge­orge Cole­brook.

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