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  • Caspian Culture Quern 173mm
  • Caspian Culture Quern 173mm

Capsian Culture Quern 173mm


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A Quern Grinding Stone, the early Capsian age artefact fashioned into a bowl form, discovered on the surface of the desert region of the western Saharan, North African ténéré.

Type: Neolithic grinding stone.
Age: Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, approximately 10,000 to 6,000 BC.
Origin: Northern Sahara Desert, North Africa.

Height: 4.6 cm
Width: 18.8 cm
Depth: 13.1 cm

Approximate weight: 0,706 g

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Quern Grinding Stone of irregular form with a chiselled pitted worked surface still apparent on the external body of the bowl, grinding or pallet mixing stone. A stubby knop handle to one side. The interior grinding or mixing face dished. The skill required to form this unique stoneage object was considerable, the hand in prehistory formed an everyday utilitarian form which is today a thing of beauty. Created from a green limestone and having red sand still attached in areas and slight blackening near one sixth of the under-rim where presumably being buried in the ténéré this portion was exposed to the elements.

The Capsian culture was a Mesolithic culture centered in the Maghreb, which lasted from about 10,000 to 6,000 BCE. It was named after the town of Gafsa in Tunisia, which was Capsa in Roman times.

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 15,000 - 2,000 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.