Neolithic Danish Stone Age Polished Ceremonial Axes - 3000 BC

A collection of three superb Neolithic thin-butted polished stone axes from Denmark, dating to around 3000 – 2000 BC.

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. 

Given its extraordinary economic power in transforming the landscape and with it shaping and supporting life in the Neolithic, it is not surprising that the stone axe was revered and endowed with special status. Many highly polished stone axes of quite remarkable beauty have been found which were clearly never intended to be used as practical axes, but as decorative or ritual objects.

For similar examples, from Staby, Denmark, see the following link.

Neolithic Danish Stone Age Polished Ceremonial Axes - 3000 BC. A collection of three superb Neolithic thin-butted polished stone axes from Denmark, dating to around 3000 – 2000 BC. 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.  Given its extraordinary economic power in transforming the landscape and with it shaping and supporting life in the Neolithic, it is not surprising that the stone axe was revered and endowed with special status. Many highly polished stone axes of quite remarkable beauty have been found which were clearly never intended to be used as practical axes, but as decorative or ritual objects. For similar examples, from Staby, Denmark, see the following link.

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