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Neolithic Flint Axe from Denmark, 4000 BC

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A large Neolithic thin-butted flint axe from Denmark, circa 4000 - 3000 BC. Finely knapped from a large piece of mottled orange, purple and cream flint, the sides with beautiful 'stitching' marks. This tactile stone tool dates to the north-west European Neolithic period, a time when groups were moving from a Hunter-Gatherer lifestyle towards a more sedentary, farm-oriented existence. This transition is one of the overwhelming achievements of man, enabling food surplus and the rise of civilization. A pleasing, finely worked example, with fossil inclusions. Height: 11 1/4 inches mounted. Length: 10 3/4 inches. Provenance: Purchased from Asger Pawlik, Zealand, Denmark 1991, then with Celtic & Prehistoric Museum, Ireland.

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  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    4000 BC
  • Dimensions
    H 11.25 in. x Dm 3 in.H 28.58 cm x Dm 7.62 cm
  • Diameter
    3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU1052214385092
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