Neanderthal Flint Tool

Neolithic Hand Axe Flint 176mm

£582.00 GBP

New stone age chert hand axe being 176mm overall height now set in the stylish and superb quality museum bronze mount. Our bronze mounts form part of our superior range of artefacts. Here the beautifully toned hand axe is clasped in a claw typesetting and surmounted by a stylish bronze plinth. The polished flint is attractively coloured with inflexions of deep reds and pinks. The stone having been flaked and later honed to a smooth surface. The axe is in excellent preservation, complete, unbroken with a flake to the upper verso face. A beautiful and finely produced ancestor stone age tool. Of a typical African Neolithic stone age work from the Ténéré Southern Sahara desert, collected in Mali, North Africa.

The Neolithic New Stone Age is defined by Neanderthals developing agriculture into their way of life, the lifestyle 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 Britain was the first time livestock crossed the dry land-lock, which today is the Channel and on arriving in England influenced a 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 who 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.

Type: Neolithic flint hand axe.
Age: Neolithic era, approximately 10,000 to 5,000 BCE
Origin: Ténéré Central Sahara desert, Mali and Niger borders, Africa.

Hand axe measurements.
Height: 13.1 cm
Width: 5.0 cm
Depth: 1.8 cm

In stand measurements.
Height: 17.6 cm
Width: 7.0 cm
Depth: 5.0 cm

Stand weight: 0.648 kg

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