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N111 - GIANT INTACT UNIFACIAL OVATE EUROPEAN NEOLITHIC STONE SCRAPER

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N111 - GIANT INTACT UNIFACIAL OVATE EUROPEAN NEOLITHIC STONE SCRAPER

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ITEM # 
N111
ID
European Neolithic Tool
FOUND
Sebjerg, Isle of Funen, Denmark
AGE
NEOLITHIC (FUNNEL-NECKED 
BEAKER CULTURE): 6000 - 5400 years ago
SIZE
4" long
CONDITION
INTACT AND COMPLETE -  
NO REPAIR OR RESTORATION
NOTE
FINEST, UNUSUALLY LARGE DANISH 
NEOLITHIC FLAKE TOOL WITH STUNNING
RED COLORS - COMPLETE, UNBROKEN!

INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX - Actual Item - One Only
Comes with a certificate of authenticity / information sheet

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This genuine European Neolithic flint artifact was collected from an Early Neolithic Period settlement site once inhabited by people of the Funnel-Necked Beaker Pottery Culture of Northern Europe.  It was fashioned and utilized between 6000 and 5400 years ago.  

This is the largest scraper from an extensive collection acquired many years ago from the original collector.  This is simply a beautiful scraper and unusual in that it has a complete outer surface of the original cortex of the stone cobble from which it was struck.  A broad cutting edge can be seen with extensive use and sharpening.  Wonderfully aesthetic and LARGE!  This SIDE SCRAPER made on a broad, large flake demonstrates the refined skill and large flake usage of the Neolithic Period. This specimen boasts of knife-sharp cutting edges and superb resharpening done by very delicate secondary flaking on the edge.  Old collection label still intact.  This rare tool was intended for heavy use hence its robust size and construction design.   A specimen for the finest display of Neolithic tools of Europe!  Original ground minerals and sediment still intact in hinge fractures - an indicator ONLY seen in AUTHENTIC specimens.  NO REPAIR AND NO RESTORATIONGenuine tools from the Funnel-Necked Beaker Pottery Culture  are seldom available for public sale and represent an excellent opportunity to acquire a genuine stone tool artifact from some of the world's first farming peoples!

The earliest food-producing communities of Northern Europe belonged to the Funnel-Necked Beaker Pottery Culture.  This culture existed from 6200 to 4800 years ago in the Northern-most European region.  The pottery produced by these earliest farmers had a distinctive necked design.  The first use of the PLOW, ANIMAL TRACTION and WHEELED TRANSPORT in north-central Europe is attributed to this Neolithic culture.  Megalithic chambered tombs were employed and built into long mounds.  These mounds made by the Funnel-Necked Beaker peoples still stand today in many parts of north Europe.  

Farming in northern and central Europe differed from that of the more temperate southern regions of Europe, the Middle East and north Africa.  The harsh winters required crops to be sown in the Spring as opposed to the Fall for the latter.  Woodland grazing in the north meant more emphasis on the raising of cattle and pigs compared to the herds of sheep and goats popular in the south. 

Neolithic settlements were typically small in population with only about forty to sixty people.  The wooden longhouse was the main type of building which housed both people and their livestock.  Postholes are all that remain today leaving burials and ritual stone structures as the only remnants of this period.  Neolithic burials were either individual or communal.  The communal burials were housed in large megalithic structures which were then covered with earth creating a giant mound.  Offerings of stone tools, pottery and ornaments were often included in burials. 

 The Neolithic people of the Funnel-Necked Beaker Pottery Culture represented the first farming and stock-herding society in Northern Europe. 

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