Neolithic Flint Axe from Denmark - 4000 BC

A well provenanced and very pleasing ancient Scandinavian Neolithic flint axe, discovered in Værløse, Denmark, 1917 - 1937 and dating to 4000 – 2000 BC.

Worked from a fine caramel coloured flint, we can see how this axe was painstakingly knapped and polished into its fine symmetrical form.

The Neolithic Scandinavians were a conservative people, who clung resolutely to the use of stone tools even as their neighbours adopted metalworking. This evocative artefact; broad, hardy and strong, has more than a hint of the society that produced it.

Neolithic Flint Axe from Denmark - 4000 BC. A well provenanced and very pleasing ancient Scandinavian Neolithic flint axe, discovered in Værløse, Denmark, 1917 - 1937 and dating to 4000 – 2000 BC. Worked from a fine caramel coloured flint, we can see how this axe was painstakingly knapped and polished into its fine symmetrical form. The Neolithic Scandinavians were a conservative people, who clung resolutely to the use of stone tools even as their neighbours adopted metalworking. This evocative artefact; broad, hardy and strong, has more than a hint of the society that produced it.

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