Huge Nordic Neolithic Boat Shaped Hard Stone Battle-Axe Head – 23.2 cm at 2000g

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Seller: ancientpasts (275) 99.4%, Location: Peterborough, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 352851781013 Visit Our Shop Add To Saved Sellers Join Our Newsletter Contact Us Huge Nordic Neolithic Boat Shaped Hard Stone Battle-Axe Head – 23.2 cm at 2000g Description Date: Circa: 3500 – 2500 BC Size: length 23.2 cm: width: 7cm to aperture: thickness: 6 cm: Aperture diametre:2.7 cm: weight: 2000 grams [2 kg]: Notes and cultural background: During the late 4th millennium BCE early Scandinavians were overrun by new tribes who many scholars think spoke a form of Proto-Indo-European [or more exactly, the ‘Pre-Germanic Indo-European’ dialect], the Corded Ware Culture [earlier known as the Battle Axe culture]: The generic history of Europe connects the people carrying the language with the Yamnava culture emanating from present day Ukraine, using Haplogroup R1a as an important genetic marker: This new people advanced up to Uppland and the Oslo fjord, and they probably provided the language that was they ancestor of the modern Scandinavian languages: These new tribes had the battle axe as a status symbol and were cattle herders and with them most of southern Scandinavia entered the Neolith: Ultimately, the Bronze Age would usher in a time of cultural advance in Scandinavia: This is an extremely large ‘boat’-shaped axe head [battle type] seen with a raised ‘prow’ and likely to have been made in a black basalt hard-stone: at 2000 grams [2 kg], this example is an extremely large example and would have confirmed the status of the owner above most at the time of manufacture: such an axe would have been used with devastating effect in a battle-context: Reference: MESOLITHIC EUROPE: Bailey: Spikins: [Cambridge University Press – 2010]: Please see picture 12: Condition: very fine: Excellent smooth polished surfaces with some age associated pitting across the body of the battle age: Please see my macro-generated photography for the full condition: Provenance: The battle axe was part of a private German collection formed in the Hamburg area in 1980’s: Copyright Ancient Pasts | All rights reserved Shipping UK Royal Mail Special Delivery: International Royal Mail Tracked and Signed: Returns Available please contact us for Terms and Conditions: Payment We accept payment via Debit & Credit Card and PayPal. All transactions are 100% secure. Why Buy From Us? Thank you for Visiting our eBay Listing Copyright Ancient Pasts | All rights reserved Condition: Excellent smooth polished surfaces with some age associated pitting across the body of the battle age: Please see my macro-generated photography for the full condition:, Provenance: AP Private Collection formed in the 1990s, Colour: Black, Type: Stone Battle Axe, Material: Basalt

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