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N161 - INTACT DANISH EUROPEAN NEOLITHIC FLINT KNIFE BLADE FROM THE FUNNEL NECKED BEAKER CULTURE

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N161 - INTACT DANISH EUROPEAN NEOLITHIC FLINT KNIFE BLADE FROM THE FUNNEL NECKED BEAKER CULTURE

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ID
European Neolithic Tool
FOUND
Denmark
AGE
NEOLITHIC (FUNNEL-NECKED 
BEAKER CULTURE): 6000 - 5400 years
SIZE
3.2" long
CONDITION
INTACT AND COMPLETE -  
NO REPAIR OR RESTORATION
NOTE
NICE COMPLETE NEOLITHIC BLADE
WITH ROUNDED END FOR HOLDING
OR HAFTING ONTO HANDLE.

BEAUTIFUL BLUE AND WHITE PATINA!

INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX - Actual Item - One Only

Comes with a certificate of
authenticity / information sheet

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This genuine European Neolithic flint blade 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 a COMPLETE unbroken blade originally struck from a carefully prepared core.  By this period of human stone tool technology, wonderfully thin and long prismatic blades were able to be produced from flint cores.  This is an example of one of these classic artifacts that have become a hallmark of the era.  The proximal end is slightly round and would have served as an effective way to hold the blade or as a portion where it could have been hafted or affixed to a wooden handle.  

The flint has been patinated by thousands of years of exposure to a water environment.   Original ground minerals and sediment still intact in hinge fractures - an indicator ONLY seen in AUTHENTIC specimens.  This authentic Neolithic artifact displays the work of a skilled tool maker from the earliest of north Europe's farming society.  NO REPAIR AND NO RESTORATION.  Genuine 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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