Seller: palatina (4,978) 100%, Location: Heidelberg, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 361839869297 NORTHERN EUROPEAN STONE AGE ARTIFACTS BY PALATINA AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEED Description This wonderful Danish Neolithic stone artifact is called "Massive Shaftholed Ax with flat edge and straight-cut butt". Stone axes with shafthole, sand-glass shaped shafthole or without shafthole may be understood as offer axes!! They are now exceptionally found in graves, whereas a large number occur as stray finds. Straight-cut butt-axes are not as common as axes with rounded butt. Only a very small number of these can be classified as battleaxes, the majority being heavy and of simple shapes in comparison with the earlier shaftholed axes, and must herefore be classified as work axes. These types cannot be dated with any degree of certainy as they only occasionelly occur in association with other objects, but they belong in general to the Late Neolithic Period and the first part of the Bronze Age, 1800 bc, being therefor contemporary with the flint dagger. Provenance is an old collection. More details will follow the artifact. I guarantee absolutely for the authenticity of this European Late Neolithic stone artifact. Please view also my other auctions with relics from the European Prehistory.