CULTURE LARGE FLINT SIDE SCRAPER -
St. Georges, Belgium
PERIOD: 7000 - 6000 years ago
prehistoric flint tool was expertly crafted by the first inhabitants of
what is now present day Belgium known as the Omaliens. These
tribes were famous for being the first to practice farming and animal
husbandry. Their tools represent extreme skill in craftsmanship
and design being fashioned of the finest quality flint mined in this
region of Europe. Tools from the Omaliens are rarely available for public sale
and represent an excellent opportunity to acquire a genuine stone tool
artifact from some of first agriculturalists of Europe!
beautiful Omalien flint side scraper is very large in comparison to most
that were found at the site. It features superb skill in the flake
retouching on the edges and one full side is original cortex on surface.
The masterfully done cutting edge shows well-place micro-knapping. The
flint is of the finest quality from this famous Neolithic culture.
This tool is intact with no modern damage, repair or restoration.
step forward in the history of humanity is the introduction of
agriculture and stock breeding. About 10,000 years ago the
earliest farmers emerge in the Ancient Near East. The new way of
food production reached the Belgian region 4,000 years later with the
majority of settlements found on Belgium's most fertile
soils. The presence of large numbers of post holes on those sites
clearly indicates that these people lived in large wooden long houses,
divided in three parts (stable, living quarters and storage). With
the advent of food production comes the need for a second innovation -
the Omaliens were present for thousands of years, they mysteriously
disappeared leaving only their black, richly decorated pottery with loop
handles for hanging, millstones and well-made tools. No graves, or
urns of ashes have been found and most particularly, no weapons, indicating
a peace-loving people.
Omalien prehistoric tools are
rare and unique from a culture that has yet to be fully studied.
LARGE WITH EXPERT FLAKE RETOUCH AND ONE SIDE ENTIRELY CORTEX!
2.25" in length
INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX
Actual Item - One Only