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Seller: palatina (5,677) 100%, Location: Heidelberg, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362332883149 NORTHERN EUROPEAN STONE AGE ARTIFACTS BY PALATINA Combined shipping is possible! EUROPEAN PREHISTORIC ARTIFACTS BY PALATINA AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEED! This wonderful Danish Neolithic flint ( silex ) artifact is a "Thick Butted A-ax ( axe ) Lindø - Type" belonging to the later part of the Younger Funnel Beaker Culture, the TRB, also called Passage Grave Culture 3400-2800 bc. Agriculture and animal husbandry were introduced in Denmark c. 4000 BC. Wheat and barley were grown and oxen, sheep, goats and pigs domesticated. Large parts of the land were cultivated during the oldest peasant culture, 4000-2800 BC, and the earliest farmers were energetic builders. They constructed large assembly areas surrounded by moats and palisades like the one found near Sarup on Funen. They also built the oldest stone burial monuments, the dolmens and the passage graves, many thousands of which have been preserved in Denmark. Flint mines were opened and a whole new industry emerged which specialised in the production of elegant, polished flint axes. Large numbers of offerings have been found, including clay pots, flint tools and amber ornaments, and there is evidence of human and animal sacrifices. The first metal was brought into the country from Central Europe in the shape of simple ornaments and flat axe heads made of copper. Thick-butted axes with a gently curving cutting-edge, slightly curved or often almost flat sides and flat edges sloping in to a rectangular butt. The sides and cutting-edge are thoroughly polished but the edges show often, with the exception of some of the thin-bladed types, negligible polishing, only at the ends of the cutting-edge, but a very conscientious flat flaking. The type is characteristic of the Passage-Grave Culture being found in settlement sites, however, they are in the minority compared with the heavy thin-butted type, and they come to predominate only in the later finds. Thick Butted-Axes are known from the middle of the Scandinavian Passage-Grave Culture and then througout the following Neolithic Single Grave and Dagger Cultures. Lindø axes are thick-butted axes with unpolished small-sides (A-axes) and a butt-end-index of 60-75%. Named after the settlement-site Lindø at the Isle of Langeland, Denmark. Provenance is an old collection. More details will follow the artifact. I guarantee absolutely for the authenticity of this superb Younger Stone Age flint ax. Please view also my other auctions with relics from the European Prehistory. etope-lister

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