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Dagger

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1991A341
Collection:Antiquities - Prehistory

Notes

People did not stop using flint at the end of the stone age. It was such a useful and versatile material that it was still commonly used even after metalworking had been discovered.In the case of this finely flaked dagger the flint knapper (the maker) has copied the design of a bronze dagger. The fish-tail terminal of the tang imitates the pommel of contemporary bronze daggers. This type of flint dagger is typical of Denmark.

Presented by George J Sandy.

Further Information

Production Period:Neolithic (8000 BC-5000 BC)/ Bronze Age
Material(s):Flint
Place of Origin:Denmark
Place of Excavation:Denmark

Dimensions

Height:164 mm