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Egyptian Fayum Neolithic flint knife from Birket Qarun

M204

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A tabular flint knife with a curved blade and retaining parts of the cortex to both sides.

Culture
Egypt, Neolithic period, Fayum, Birket Qarun, c. 5200-4000 BC

Size
10.1 x 4 cms

Condition
Intact as shown

Provenance
Ex. collection: Dr Richard Shenkel (1941-2008), New Orleans, USA. Formerly in a US collection acquired during the 1940’s-1950’s while surveying in the Northern Fayum desert around Birket Qarun (modern Lake Moeris). Shenkel was a professor of Anthropology at the University of New Orleans, USA.

Accompanied by two quite faded photocopies of survey maps of North Fayum indicating various find-spots or early settlements along the Northen shore-line Lake Moeris.

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