Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
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The Duncan brothers, Philip Bury Duncan & John Shute Duncan were important figures in setting up BRLSI and shared their time between Bath and the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
Middle Palaeolithic Hand Axe: The flat-ended profile of this axe, found in Farnham, Surrey, is very characteristic of Neanderthal (Homo neanderthalensis) craftsmanship of this period of the Middle Palaeolithic (25,000-40,000 BP). At one Neanderthal site in East Anglia a similar handaxe was found lodged in a Wooly Mammoth's tusk.