Awl, or perforator
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Danish (culture or style)
Awl, or perforator
knives: general cutting tools
gravers (generic cutting tools)
ca. 10,000-2000 BCE
5.4 x 2.2 x 0.9 cm
Awl, drill, or perforator. Light-grey flint. Produced by light pressure-flaking on a small blade selected for its form, tapering and narrowing at the distal end. Some pressure-flaking along one edge, probably for backing (blunting) but possibly produced by battering. Some use-wear and slight polish along the opposite edge suggests use as a knife. The broken tip is heavily polished by use, suggesting use as a graver, possibly after the tip broke when used as a drill. 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.
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Anders Fischer & Kristian Kristiansen (eds), The Neolithisation of Denmark: 150 Years of Debrate (JR Collis, 2002)
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Rud, Morsen, ed. 1966 Jeg Ser Pa Oldsager.
Sandklef, W. 1935 "Are Scandinavian Flint Saws to be considered as Leaf-Knives?” Acta Archaeologica, 5.
antiquities (object genre)
drilling and boring
Tip broken, but smoothly polished as by use-wear
Purchased from Ward and Howell's (now Ward's Scientific), Rochester, 1882
Danish Neolithic stone tools
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