Seller: palatina (5,056) 100%, Location: Heidelberg, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 361839870121 EUROPEAN STONE AGE ARTIFACTS BY PALATINA AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEED Description This very rare Neolithic artifact of flint is a two sided ax of trapezoid shape. Usually these MK axes ( antler insets ) are made of stone that was available, very uncommon that they are made of flint!! The Michelsberg culture (German: Michelsberger Kultur MK) is an important Neolithic culture in Central Europe. Its dates are ca 4400-3500 BC. Its conventional name is derived from that of an important excavated site on Michelsberg (or Michaelsberg) hill near Untergrombach, between Karlsruhe and Heidelberg (Baden-Württemberg). The Michelsberg culture is dated in the late 5th and the first half of the 4th millennium BC. Thus, it belongs to the Central European Late Neolithic. Its distribution covered much of West Central Europe, along both sides of the Rhine. A detailed chronology, based on pottery, was produced in the 1960s by the German archaeologist Jens Lüning. Thin-butted axes, possesing gently convex sides and edges, and often only slightly curved blade and edges sloping evenly to a broad thin butt; the cross-section of the primary type is therefore a gently rounded rectangle, though some examples possess so narrow edges that the cross-section becomes a pointed oval. Provenance is an old German collection. More details will follow the artifact! I guarantee absolutely for the authenticity of this fantastic ax from the Younger Stone Age . Please view also my other auctions with relics from the European Prehistory.