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Danish (culture or style)
scrapers (finishing tools)
ca. 10,000-2000 BCE
Anholt, Arhus, Denmark
5.1 x 2.5 x 0.7 cm
Double end scraper on a blade. Mottled medium- to light-grey flint. Produced by unifacial pressure-flaking on the dorsal surface at both the proximal and distal ends of a blade
the original striking platform was removed in the process. There is also light scraper-edge retouch along one edge, and probable use-wear on the opposite edge. 19th-century handwriting, now largely obliterated, was previously recorded as reading "[illegible] / Anholt". 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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