European Neolithic Stone Axe

European Neolithic Stone Axe

A Northern European Neolithic stone axe of trapezoidal form with a tapered blade.

Found in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
Ca. 5000-3000 BC.
Length: 5 1/4 in. (13 cm).

Stone axes were important tools and trade items in Neolithic Europe. Polished stone axes, which are more durable than flaked axes, were essential for clearing forests during the Neolithic period, when crop and livestock farming were first introduced into Europe.

Formerly in the Hubner collection, Bad Segeberg, Germany, acquired before 1910.

Inv#: 6519


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