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Neolithic Sarsen-Stone for polishing celts, c.5,000BC, found in UK

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Seller: 654aac (2,585) 100%, Location: S.Cambridgeshire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 262737678591 Prehistoric / Neolithic (circa 5,000 years old) SARSEN STONEUsed for polishing celts (stone axes, adzes & hoes). An 8 cm block of hardened sandstone used in conjunction with a grinding medium such as sand to polish certain implements, sometimes for utility and sometimes as a prestige ornamental piece.This ancient tool has acquired a nice satin sheen from the continuous rubbing and an attractive toffee-coloured patina after 5,000 years of weathering.It was found while field walking near the Herts-Beds border. From the collection of an amateur archaeologist . Condition: Work surface polished by considerable use. See high definition photos., Type: Flint implements & tools, Provenance: From the collection of an amateur archaeologist, Material: Sarsen stone, Colour: Brown, Culture: Neolithic, Stone tool making: Bedfordshire

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