27 August 2014

Pair of eyes completes a face on a Danish flint axe from Silkeborg

Flint axe with human face find by Torben Hedvall, from Silkeborg, Denmark

This axe has been given two eyes to complete a facial image including nose, mouth and chin. The eyes appear to have been at least started using a hollow reed drill and they may have been further worked once the initial grooves were established. This is the second such iconic Neolithic axe identified by Mr. Hedvall.

The ancient artifact has been added to a reconstructed shaft

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