A Fine Danish Neolithic Flaked Flint Celt or Axe Head

A Fine Danish Neolithic Flaked Flint Celt or Axe Head
Lustrous patina, fine condition
4000 – 2500 BC
Size : 20.5 cm long, 6.5 cm wide – 8 ins long, 2½ ins wide
These flints were shaped by percussion at quarries where superior flint was available and then traded in this form. They would then be worked into a highly finished, polished adze by the process of grinding or used as currency.
In some remote areas of the world these ancient techniques are still used by a handful of hunting and gathering peoples who are the last to use stone for tools and weapons. They are the last heirs to a technological tradition that made it possible for early man to survive, and to establish the base of mankind’s cultural development.

A Fine Danish Neolithic Flaked Flint Celt or Axe Head

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