Danish Neolithic Stone Axe

A Danish Neolithic gray hard stone axe head, of the boat-axe type, drilled through the center with a shaft hole, with a blunt end at the back.

Ca. 3000 - 2000 BC.
Length: 5 3/4 in. (12 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. Late Neolithic examples were drilled through to attach to a handle.

Formerly in a Danish private collection.
Inv#: 7949
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