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Irish Early Mesolithic Microlithic Core Axe c.8000 BC Ireland

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Seller: clegnagh (4,531) 100%, Location: Ballymoney, Antrim, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 132016705852 Please remember that postal charge includes packing materials and delivery to the post office which is 7 miles away (2) Irish Early Mesolithic Microlithic Core Axe c.8000 BC During the striking of microliths, eventually there was a residual core This one has the original striking platform, tailing down to a sharp edge created by the removal of further blades This was a deliberate technique used to make small axes with the original striking platform set into a shaft The scars of previously removed blades are obvious with their negative ulbs of percussion The is also the remainder of a small portion of the original limestone cortexThis was part of my teaching collection when I lectured at the University of Ulster, Queen's University Belfast and other academic institutions in IrelandThe teaching collection largely comprised material given to me by students and so is not accurately provenanced. I can say that all material comes from North Antrim and North Londonderry. This core axe has a provenance which will be available to the buyer.For dimensions see the scale on the scans which should b examined carefully - this was not easy to photograph Please note that my entire private collection was examined, recorded and evaluated by staff of the Ulster Museum, Belfast in the 1990s Condition: Excellent

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