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A Swedish Battle Axe

  This is a typical Swedish battle axes of the Middle Neolithic B, also called boat axes because of their shape. The axe, shown here is a type B battle axe, an early  version of the type A Corded Ware … Continue reading

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Battle Axes and the Corded Ware-culture

This is a rther amall, 12 cm long,  faceted battle-axe from S-Germany coming from a 19th century collection.  Since the early Neolithic period when stone axes were first introduced, they were used as tools or weapons. However, subsequently they were also used … Continue reading

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Corded Ware Axe from S-Germany

This is a faceted battle-axe from S-Germany, with unusual decorations of unknown significance.  The German Corded Ware culture is known mainly from flat, single-burial graves, where the body was placed in the classical Corded Ware position: on an east-west axis … Continue reading

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The Boat Axe Culture

  A wonderful Boat Axe from Mecklenburg found in the 1890ies. The so called boat axe culture (about 2000 BC), an outlier of the European Battle-Ax ( Corded Ware) cultures is named after its boat-shaped battle axes made of stone. … Continue reading

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