Neolithic Stone Age Hand Tool 110mm

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Neolithic Stone Age Hand Tool 110mm

SKU:TFS0930
£442.00

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Banded stone Neolithic hand adze, with palate of colour banding of the ancient chert stone. Once a prized possession to an ancestor, captivated by the chalcedony stone as much as we may be today. Read the full description below...

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

Hand axe measurements.
Length: 11 cm
Width: 4.5 cm
Depth: 1.8 cm

Approximate weight: 0,122 g

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Prehistoric neolithic (new stone age), hand axe of an excellent manufacture by an ancient hand, the chert is very attractively coloured and banded in soft pink banding. View our illustrations to view the beauty of this exceptionally well marked weapon or and stoneage tool. The stone having been flaked to form comfortably in the hand. The hand axe is in an excellent state of preservation, complete, unbroken, with a particularly good and keenly polished terminal cutting edge. A very beautiful stone age artefact.


Some tools were used in the hand and some were set into wooden shafts and it is thought for use in feuds or skirmishes as a weapon. These adze or axes probably were a multi purpose tool. Used to dig up plant tuba roots, be hand drawn or shafted, the first multi tool!


A typical African Neolithic stone age work from the region of the ténéré (Southern Sahara) desert, this hand axe was collected along the Touareg Mali and Niger ténéré old routes and encampments.


The Neolithic New Stone Age is defined by Neanderthals developing agriculture into their way of life, the life style of the nomadic hunter-gatherer era was coming to an end. This occurred before 40,000 BCE which approximately marks the extinction of Neanderthals, the progressive advancements in farming, possibly in Britian was the first time livestock crossed the dry land-lock, which today is the Channel and on arriving in England influenced a more domestic lifestyle. The Neolithic age was the progression of behavioural and cultural characteristics, including the use of wild and domestic crops and animals, in this process the technical skills of stone tools leapt forward.


In the United Kingdom, men are descended of early farmers whom migrated across Europe from the Near East around 10,000 years ago. Ancient farmers left their genetic mark on modern times by breeding more successfully than indigenous hunter-gatherers as they migrated into the West. Living in the Fertile Crescent, this is the crescent shaped geological area stretching from Egypt to the Persian Gulf, East of the Mediterranean Sea, where the land was more fertile and crops were more successfully grown.

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SKU TFS0930
Age Neolithic
Origin Niger
Colour No

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