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Irish Neolithic Long Curved Awl c. 3500 BC Ireland

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Seller: clegnagh (4,531) 100%, Location: Ballymoney, Antrim, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 132016720166 Please remember that postal charge includes packing materials and delivery to the post office which is 7 miles away Irish Neolithic Awl c. 3500 BC A nicely made awl, similar to the woodworking tool used today The tip is a sharp triangle in section and is missing the extreme end The blade this is made from is single keeled and very thin, very comfortable to hold for wood and leather working There is a secondary point at the side which probably had an ancillary function This awl is 62mm by 35mm (maximum width) by 9mm (maximum thickness) It was part of my teaching collection when I lectured at the University of Ulster, Queen's University Belfast and other academic institutions in Ireland The 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 awl came from a field trip in North Antrim at a townland called Craignamaddy All photographs are taken in natural daylight with no editing Please note that my entire private collections and teaching collections were examined, recorded and evaluated by staff of the Ulster Museum, Belfast in the 1990s Condition: Excellent

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