Friday, November 28, 2014

Danish Stone Ax

This marvel turned up during the excavation of the new tunnel from the Danish island of Loland to Germany. It's about 5500 years old; anaerobic conditions on the sea bed led to the perfect preservation of the wooden handle. Lots of other stuff was found in the same location around the mouth of a small harbor -- elk antlers, spears, bows, etc. -- so likely this was the site of frequent sacrifices.

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