- End scraper
- Selections from the Cornell Anthropology Collections
- ca. 10,000-2000 BCE
- Anholt, Arhus, Denmark
- Anholt, Arhus, Denmark
- ID Number:
- Old Catalog Number:
- File Name:
- Danish (culture or style)
- Work Type:
- scrapers (finishing tools)
antiquities (object genre)
- 5.1 x 2.5 x 0.7 (centimeters)
- Double end scraper on a blade. Mottled medium- to light-grey flint. Produced by unifacial pressure-flaking on the dorsal surface at both the proximal and distal ends of a blade
the original striking platform was removed in the process. There is also light scraper-edge retouch along one edge, and probable use-wear on the opposite edge. 19th-century handwriting, now largely obliterated, was previously recorded as reading "[illegible] / Anholt". This type of tool is typical of the Upper Paleolithic, but could have been produced and/or used any time from then into the Neolithic.
- Jørgen Jensen, The Prehistory of Denmark (Methuen, 1982)
Deborah Olausson & Helle Vandkilde, Form, Function & Context: Material Culture Studies in Scandinavian Archaeology (Almqvist & Wiksell International, 2000)
Christopher Tilley, An Ethnography of the Neolithic: Early Prehistoric Societies in Southern Scandinavia (Cambridge, 1996)
Anders Fischer & Kristian Kristiansen (eds), The Neolithisation of Denmark: 150 Years of Debrate (JR Collis, 2002)
Helle Vandkilde, From Stone to Bronze: The Metalwork of the Late Neolithic and Earliest Bronze Age in Denmark (Jutland Archaeological Society, 1996)
- Archival Collection:
- Danish Neolithic stone tools
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