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Archaeological marvel: Saudi Arabia unveils potential world’s largest prehistoric hand ax

In a groundbreaking discovery, archaeologists in Saudi Arabia unearthed what may be the world’s largest prehistoric hand ax, measuring an impressive 20.2 inches. Found on the Qurh Plain, south of AlUla, the basalt tool’s size and sharpened edges hint at its utility for cutting or chopping.

While its age is yet to be determined, other tools at the site suggest a possible dating back to the Lower or Middle Palaeolithic, around 200,000 years ago. The team’s find, made in the final moments of their day, underscores the ongoing excitement of archaeological exploration in the region.

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