A Fossilised Jawbone of a Bison , probably used by early Palaeolithic man as a club

A Fossilised Jawbone of a Bison , probably used by early Palaeolithic man as a club . Reputed to have been found by trawler fishermen in their nets off Doggerbank in the North Sea
Circa 500?000 – 250?000 years old
Size : 33 cm long – 13 ins long
Over thousands of years the tools produced from stone by early man gradually became more elaborate , but stone age man also continued to use and depend on tools made of wood , bone and other perishable materials . The stone tools are now more readily found as they do not decay ; this example of a hand held club was preserved by the waters of the north sea .
An engraving by Albrecht Dí¼rer ( 1471 - 1528 ) of a sea monster shows the beast with a tortoiseshell shield and a bison jawbone for a weapon .

A Fossilised Jawbone of a Bison , probably used by early Palaeolithic man as a club

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