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    Neolithic flint axe/Germany

    Hey guys, i start another post here since the warm welcome with my overseas artefacts.
    I got permission on a new farm here and was expecting early medieval metal finds. What i got was a beauty of a brown flint axe before the plough broke it. Happy with it anyway!

    in situ







    What metal would be sharp as flint after laying in the ground for 6000 years?


    For the interested: A site with information to continental europe flint. If the page doesn't open at first click LOUSBERG in the navigation left. That is the flint this axe head is made of. Lousberg was a neolithic flint mine. Very interesting read!
    http://www.flintsource.net/flint/D_lous.html

    Thanks for looking!
    Last edited by Westfront; Mar 24, 2019 at 04:21 PM.
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    Nice bit! Good point on stone vs metal!

    Looks like the bit of what we would call a Celt. An axe without a groove.
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    Nice find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treasure_Hunter View Post
    Nice find.

    Thread moved to our new European Ancient Artifact forum.
    Thanks! Great to have a place to post our finds!

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    Good find!

    I am more familiar with the flint axes from Denmark, and those can be quite long. Do you have the whole axe there or just the bit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuaream View Post
    Good find!

    I am more familiar with the flint axes from Denmark, and those can be quite long. Do you have the whole axe there or just the bit?
    From the ones i found all are broken close to the edge. I start thinking they aren't broken by the plough rather than broken during use. Must be a weak spot as it's close to the handle. These don't were very long, about 6".
    We have the long ones too, but made of rock and assumed to be more decoration/grave goods than working tools.

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    I like the material these artifacts are made of. I'm confused is the term chalk, which I think as extremely soft.

 

 

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