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Decorated Quern Stone Fragment 133mm


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Decorated Quern Grinding Stone Fragment 133mm in overall length, a most unusual fragment of originally larger quern type grinding stone which has suffered the ravages of the millennia, desert found in the Saharan North African desert.

Type: Neolithic grinding stone.
Age: Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, approximately 8,500 to 6,500 BC.
Origin: Northern Sahara Desert, Morocco, North Africa.

Hand axe measurements.
Height: 8.7 cm
Width: 13.3 cm
Depth: 4.4 cm

Approximate weight: 0,988 g

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Decorated Quern Grinding Stone Fragment 133mm long. The fragment stone decorated with symetrical wavy lines to each side, however one side has faired better. Verso the stone appears to have suffered from weathering and the writer suggests this appears to be from water erosion over millennia. A highly decorative fragment, most unusual. Originally part of a large grinding stone.

The Neolithic Stone Age is defined for the age where Neanderthals created and brought agriculture into our way of life, the nomadic hunter-gatherer era was no more. This occurred around 4000 BC the ideas and advancement of farming, possibly the first sightings of livestock crossed the Channel and arrived in England. The Neolithic age was the progression of behavioural and cultural characteristics, including the use of wild and domestic crops and animals.

In the United Kingdom, men are descended from the first farmers to migrate across Europe from the Near East 10,000 years ago, according to scientific research. Ancient farmers left their genetic mark on modern males by breeding more successfully than indigenous hunter-gatherers as they migrated into the West. Living in Fertile Crescent, East of the Mediterranean Sea, where the land was fertile crops were more successfully grown for traders.

Additional Information

Age Neolithic
Origin Morocco
Colour No