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The Hindsgavl Dagger. In the Neolithic period the flintworkers achieved very high technical standards. The magnificent dagger from Hindsgavl with its blade less than 1 cm thick is the finest example of the flintworkers’ outstanding skills at the end of the Stone Age. It was found around 1876 on tihe island Fænø in the Little Belt. The dagger type is called a ‘fishtail dagger’ because of the fishtail-formed hilt.

The Hindsgavl Dagger. In the Neolithic period the flintworkers achieved very high technical standards. The magnificent dagger from Hindsgavl with its blade less than 1 cm thick is the finest example of the flintworkers’ outstanding skills at the end of the Stone Age. It was found around 1876 on tihe island Fænø in the Little Belt. The dagger type is called a ‘fishtail dagger’ because of the fishtail-formed hilt.

The Hindsgavl Dagger. In the Neolithic period the flintworkers achieved very high technical standards. The magnificent dagger from Hindsgavl with its blade less than 1 cm thick is the finest example of the flintworkers’ outstanding skills at the end of the Stone Age. It was found around 1876 on tihe island Fænø in the Little Belt. The dagger type is called a ‘fishtail dagger’ because of the fishtail-formed hilt.

The magnificent dagger from Hindsgavl with its blade less than 1 cm thick is the finest example of the flintworkers’ outstanding skills at the end of the Stone Age. It was found around 1876 on tihe island Fænø in the Little Belt.

Otzi's shoes, the second oldest surviving pair in the world, are made from three different leathers, a net of linden tree twine, and insulated with hay.

In 2004 Czech researcher Dr. Petr Hlavacek from Tomas Bata University, made a number of replicas to determine how well the shoes functioned. After a 12 mile distance to the glacier where Otzi was found., Hlavacek said that the grass worked very wel

A GERMAN DAGGER, SAXON, circa 1600. Rachel's favorite dagger isn't so old, but it looks pretty similar and gets the job done.

A GERMAN DAGGER, SAXON, circa Rachel's favorite dagger isn't so old, but it looks pretty similar and gets the job done.

Neolithic flint sickle. The sickle has one straight edge and one curved. In the photograhp it has been mounted in a modern wood haft. It was found in the River Thames, opposite the Tate Britain art gallery.     Date  4000 BC - 2000 BC

Neolithic flint sickle w/one straight edge & one curved. It has been mounted in a modern wood haft: found in the River Thames, opposite the Tate Britain art gallery, 2000 BC

Mayan Double Deity Eccentric Flint, 500 - 800.  Eccentric flints, such as this, were sacred, high status offerings and evidence of the skill and technology of the Mayan workshops. The delicate tan chert or flint is finely knapped with two opposing deity profile heads, projects extending from their sloping heads, a pointed blade separates the two profiles, and a tapered base at the bottom may have been attached to a staff or scepter. Areas of red hue in stone. A rare and lovely carving.

Mayan Double Deity Eccentric Flint, 500 - Eccentric flints, such as this, were sacred, high status offerings and evidence of the skill and technology of the Mayan workshops. The delicate tan chert or flint is finely knapped with two opposing deity p

The grave of a man dating to around 2,300BC was discovered three miles from Stonehenge by Wessex Archaeology staff in May 2002. His grave was the richest from this period (the early Bronze Age) ever found in Britain and contained the country’s first gold objects.

Grave of a man dating to around was discovered three miles from Stonehenge by Wessex Archaeology staff in May His grave was the richest from this period (the early Bronze Age) ever found in Britain and contained the country’s first gold objects.

Inequality dates back to the Stone Age. Hereditary inequality began over 7,000 years ago in the early Neolithic era, with new evidence showing that farmers buried with tools had access to better land than those buried without.

Inequality dates back to the Stone Age. Hereditary inequality began over years ago in the early Neolithic era, with new evidence showing that farmers buried with tools had access to better land than those buried without.

Swastika Stone Ilkley Moor  Yorkshire

tatteredbanners: “ The Swastika Stone is a stone adorned with a Swastika located on the Woodhouse Crag, on the Northern edge of Ilkley Moor in West Yorkshire. The design has a double outline with five.

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The Hindsgavl Dagger, seen from the side. You can see a large selection of pressure-flaked flint daggers from the Neolithic Period in the exhibition about Danish Prehistory.

The Hindsgavl Dagger - You can see a large selection of pressure flaked flint daggers from the Neolithic Period in the exhibition about Danish Prehistory.

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