Axe (bone)


Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
Leiden, Netherlands

This handsome axe was made from the bone of a steppe bison. It was fished up out of the North Sea. In the Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age), the North Sea was an expanse of land with large lakes. It was a region populated by large mammals, an ideal hunting ground for Mesolithic tribes. This axe has a sharp tip and a hole for the wooden handle.


  • Title: Axe (bone)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: -10000/-5000
  • Location: onbekend, Nederland
  • Physical Dimensions: w9 x h30.4 cm
  • Datering: 10000-5000 v.C.
  • Afmetingen: 30,4 x 9 cm
  • Type: axe
  • External Link: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
  • Medium: organic ; bone

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