Prehistoric Neolithic Danish Flint Tool Collection - 1900 BC. A very well provenanced collection of Neolithic flint tools from Scandinavia, dating to around 1900 BC. The collection includes a polished axe, a sickle and an arrow head. These tools date to the north-west European Neolithic, the period when societies across northern Europe began to adopt agriculture. The magnitude of the changes during this era cannot be overstated. The transition from hunter-gatherer societies towards a more sedentary, farm-oriented existence is one of the most critical moments in human history, ultimately enabling the rise of civilisation. It was stone tools that paved the way for this development, cutting down the ancient forests that had supported hunter gather societies for thousands of years and allowing the growth of crops and grazing animals.
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