Danish Neolithic Stone Axe

 

Danish Neolithic Stone Axe

A large Danish Neolithic polished stone axe blade.

Denmark, East Zealand.
Ca. 5000 - 3000 BC.
Length: 9 3/4 in. (25 cm).
Intact.

Stone axes were important tools and trade items in Neolithic Europe. Polished stone axes, which are more durable than flaked axes, were essential for clearing forests during the Neolithic period, when crop and livestock farming were first introduced into Europe.

Formerly in a Danish private collection.

Inv#: 7962

$1,500

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