Collection of Prehistoric Neolithic Danish Flint Tools - 1900 BC. A well provenanced collection of Neolithic stone tools from Scandinavia, dating to around 1900 BC. Two axes and a gouge, painstakingly knapped from beautiful Scandinavian flint and then partially polished. Their form is simple but elegant. Remnants of percussion marks reveal the skill behind their creation. 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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