Neolithic Nordic Boat Shaped Hard Stone Polished Battle-Axe

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Seller: ancientpasts (249) 99.4%, Location: Peterborough, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 352926797058 Visit Our Shop Add To Saved Sellers Join Our Newsletter Contact Us Neolithic Nordic Boat Shaped Hard Stone Polished Battle-Axe Description Date: Circa: 3500 – 2500 BC Size: length 15.5 cm: width 3.5 cm to shaft: Aperture diametre: 2 cm: weight: 331 grams: 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 fine ‘boat’-shaped axe head [battle type] seen with a raised ‘prow’ and likely to have been made in a black basalt hard-stone: The axe form has a pronounced prow blade form with a circular reverse butt end, the aperture is finely drilled as can be appreciated by my macro-photography: Reference: MESOLITHIC / NEOLITHIC EUROPE: Bailey: Spikins: [Cambridge University Press – 2010]: 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:, Colour: Green, Material: Bronze, Type: Chissle, Provenance: Ownership History Available

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