Neolithic Polished Stone Axe Head


A Neolithic highly polished stone axe head in black-green stone. The axe is trapezoid in outline with a curved blade and narrow rounded end. The bladed end has been highly polished to a sharp edge, whilst the back appears less refined with light surface irregularities.

Date: Circa 3500-2000 BC
Condition: Very fine condition.


SKU: AS-3273 Category:

The Neolithic period was one of great technological development ages in human evolution. During this age, stone was used to make a wide variety of tools, the gradula 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 to domesticate animals.

Weight 354.7 g
Dimensions L 11.3 cm