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A Neolithic Stone Axe from Egyptian Faiyum

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Description

Found in the Faiyum Valley of Egypt, dating to about 7000 to 5000 BCE. Knapped stone implement. Egypt has a very rich Paleolithic past, dating from the Lower Paleolithic. The Faiyum has a fundamentally important role to play in developing an understanding of Egyptian prehistory. As well as a distinctive Epipalaeolithic industry, it has some of the earliest evidence in Egypt of agricultural activities. 2"W x 4-1/2"L.

Provenance: Ex-Harlan J. Berk, Chicago, IL.

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Condition

Excellent condition - Blade still sharp!

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Estimate $900 – $1,200
Starting Bid $500
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