Large Geometric Sickle Segment from Israel

This is a large geometric sickle segments with gloss and heavy serration from the early Middle Bronze Age of Israel, dated to the beginning of the 2th Millennium BC. As already shown in an earlier post such sickles are characterized by their blade-flake technology and proximal / distal truncations (http://www.aggsbach.de/2010/08/stone-tools-after-the-stone-age-the-levant/)

Until now, primary workshops have not been found and therefore the chaine operatoire of these tools remains unclear. Although many of these artifacts may have served as threshing sledges, several complete composite sickles with heavy serrated sickle segments show that at least some of these geometric segments were indeed used as sickle teeth

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During my whole life I was fascinated by stone age artefacts. Not only the aesthetic qualities of these findings, but also the stories around them and the considerations arising from their discovery, are a part of my blog. Comments and contributions are allways welcome! About me: J.L. Katzman (Pseudonym). Born in Vienna. Left Austria in 1974 and did not regret. Studied Medicine and Prehistory at a German University. Member of a Medical Department at a German University. Copyright 2010-2017 by JLK. All Rights Reserved. You are welcome to use material in these posts so long as you cite the work.
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