Neolithic deer antler mining pick from Grime’s Graves

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A Neolithic mining pick made from a section of deer antler, used for the excavation of flint for the production of axes and other tools.

Culture
British, Neolithic, c. 2600-2300 BC, reputedly found at Grime’s Graves in Norfolk.

Condition
Intact as shown, an ancient chip at the base of the handle

Size
26.5 x 13.5 cms

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Penzance, Cornwall, UK; acquired 1970’s onwards mostly from older collections. Reputedly from Grime’s Graves, Norfolk, UK.

Grime’s Graves was the site of an important Neolithic flint mine extending over an area of approximately 90 acres.

Please note that this item requires a UK cultural export license if exported overseas, we are happy to arrange this at no extra cost to the buyer.

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