Neolithic Flint Dagger from Sweden - 2500 BC

A large Neolithic flint dagger from Scandinavia, dating to around 2500 BC.

Pressure flaked from a piece of light grey flint with white inclusions, the blade is leaf shaped and of near perfect symmetrical form.

As the societies of prehistoric Europe began to adopt metalworking, the ancient Scandinavians continued in their use of flint, delighting in the art of this old craft. This particularly large and fine dagger mimics the form of elite bronze weapons that were circulating in Europe at the time. This piece was most likely created as a prestige or ceremonial object and dedicated as a gift to the gods.

Neolithic Flint Dagger from Sweden - 2500 BC. A large Neolithic flint dagger from Scandinavia, dating to around 2500 BC. Pressure flaked from a piece of light grey flint with white inclusions, the blade is leaf shaped and of near perfect symmetrical form. As the societies of prehistoric Europe began to adopt metalworking, the ancient Scandinavians continued in their use of flint, delighting in the art of this old craft. This particularly large and fine dagger mimics the form of elite bronze weapons that were circulating in Europe at the time. This piece was most likely created as a prestige or ceremonial object and dedicated as a gift to the gods.

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