Scandinavian Neolithic Flint Axe - 4000 BC

A large Neolithic thin-butted flint axe from Denmark, dating to approximately 4000 - 3000 BC.

Finely knapped from a large piece of greenish-grey flint, the sides with beautiful 'stitching' marks. 

This tactile stone tool dates to the north-west European Neolithic period, a time when groups were moving from a Hunter-Gatherer lifestyle towards a more sedentary, farm-oriented existence. This transition is one of the overwhelming achievements of man, enabling food surplus and the rise of civilization.

A particularly large and finely worked example, with areas of fossil inclusions and a thick, glossy patina. 

Scandinavian Neolithic Flint Axe - 4000 BC. A large Neolithic thin-butted flint axe from Denmark, dating to approximately 4000 - 3000 BC. Finely knapped from a large piece of greenish-grey flint, the sides with beautiful 'stitching' marks.  This tactile stone tool dates to the north-west European Neolithic period, a time when groups were moving from a Hunter-Gatherer lifestyle towards a more sedentary, farm-oriented existence. This transition is one of the overwhelming achievements of man, enabling food surplus and the rise of civilization. A particularly large and finely worked example, with areas of fossil inclusions and a thick, glossy patina. 

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