UnknownNeolithic/Bronze Age

Hamburg Archaeological Museum

Hamburg Archaeological Museum
Hamburg, Germany

During the last Neolithic Period, copper gained importance, yet it reached northern Germany only haltingly. This new material was surely imported by traders, so people knew the objects and tried to copy them in stone which was readily available and familiar to them. Thus, flint daggers, for example, were decorated with imitated casting seams on the hilt. They are the pinnacle of flintstone knapping and at the same time they marked the end of the Neolithic Period, about 4 000 years ago.


  • Title: Imitations
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Neolithic/Bronze Age
  • Location: District of Schleswig-Flensburg
  • Provenance: Archäologisches Museum Hamburg Stadtmuseum Harburg|Helms-Museum
  • Type: Flint Daggers with Casting Seam
  • Medium: Flintstone, Feuerstein

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