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Neolithic Hand Axe 143mm


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The surface of this Neolithic hand tool is of a fine grade, the once polished surface still holds the quality of the manufacturer centuries posts his work. An exceptional piece of history from a classic collection zone in North Africa. Read more below...

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

Handaxe measurements.
Length: 14.3 cm
Depth: 4.3 cm

Approximate weight: 0,743 g

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Neolithic Hand Axe 143mm in length displaying a fine-honed polished surface, this is the art of the Neolithic craftsman who initially picked the stone and created the tool suitable for multi-purpose use. This is what history tells us, backed up by a plethora of excavations and research into the habitat of Neolithic man. This hand adze or once shafted adze was discovered in North Africa, it is of a familiar and typical style, one which transcends eons of time across several continents, out of Africa to Europe and what is today British territory. This Saharan desert prehistoric find is connected in style and manufacture to Neolithic stone tools found in Britain, it is extremely difficult to tell one from another without locational find notes. The Fossil Store discovers these ancient artefacts from North Africa and offers them for sale. Where possible we supply the location and where many of these artefacts are found in open sites in the desert. Open sites describes a site found in the exposed desert regions. Often, Nomads, Berber travellers come across these open sites when traversing the desert region of North Africa, the wind uncover and equally cover these desert sites, sometimes allowing the recovering of these artefacts for a period of time,

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.