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Danish (culture or style)
Scraper, combination end and side
scrapers (finishing tools)
ca. 10,000-2000 BCE
Rudkøbing, Langeland, Fyn, Denmark
7.3 x 4.2 x 1.6 cm
Combination scraper (end and side). Mottled yellow-grey-brown flint. Produced by unifacial pressure flaking, on the dorsal surface, all around three sides of a thick flake or irregular blade, resulting in the characteristic steep scraper-edge at both sides and the distal end. The thickness of the original flake gives this a character similar to a keeled scraper, but it is not as regular or centered as that should be. 19th-century handwriting (now partially obliterated) read "Rudköbing / Langeland / 1871 (K [subscript]2)". This type of tool is typical of the Upper Paleolithic, but could have been produced and/or used any time from then into the Neolithic.
Jørgen Jensen, The Prehistory of Denmark (Methuen, 1982)
Deborah Olausson & Helle Vandkilde, Form, Function & Context: Material Culture Studies in Scandinavian Archaeology (Almqvist & Wiksell International, 2000)
Christopher Tilley, An Ethnography of the Neolithic: Early Prehistoric Societies in Southern Scandinavia (Cambridge, 1996)
Anders Fischer & Kristian Kristiansen (eds), The Neolithisation of Denmark: 150 Years of Debrate (JR Collis, 2002)
Helle Vandkilde, From Stone to Bronze: The Metalwork of the Late Neolithic and Earliest Bronze Age in Denmark (Jutland Archaeological Society, 1996)
antiquities (object genre)
Purchased from Ward and Howell's (now Ward's Scientific), Rochester, 1882
Danish Neolithic stone tools
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