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  • Neolithic Quern 188mm
  • Neolithic Quern 188mm
  • Neolithic Quern 188mm

Neolithic Quern 188mm


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Quern Grinding Stone the most attractively fashioned grinding stone discovered desert in the western Saharan North African ténéré.

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

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

Approximate weight: 1,358 g

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Quern Grinding Stone symmetrically formed by an artisan eons ago. Chisel work still apparent on the external body of the bowl, grinding or pallet mixing stone. Which terminates in 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 reddish sandstone and having signs of use and blackening particularly to the base.

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.