Neolithic Flint Tool

£ 125.00

A flint tool of irregular shape with a cratered surface. Longer than it is wide, it tapers to a slight point. The stone is polychromatic with patches of varying earthy colours like whites and greys.

Date: Circa 4000-2500 BC
Condition: Good condition, with a cratered surface.


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The Neolithic period was one of great technological development in human evolution. During this age, stone was used to make a wide variety of tools, the gradual advancement of which culminated in the invention of metal implements. The Neolithic period saw the advent of farming, which led to the First Agricultural Revolution: the transition from a lifestyle of hunting and gathering to one of agriculture and settlement. During this time, communities began to cultivate land and domesticate animals. Many of the artefacts recovered from this period are axes, which were used to fell trees, chop firewood, and shape timber for construction. Flint was valued as a material for its hardness.

Weight 77.8 g
Dimensions L 6.8 x W 4.5 x H 2.5 cm

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Reference: For a similar item,The British Museum, London, item no Den.488

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