Neolithic deer antler mining pick from Grime’s GravesM77
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.
British, Neolithic, c. 2600-2300 BC, reputedly found at Grime’s Graves in Norfolk.
Intact as shown, an ancient chip at the base of the handle
26.5 x 13.5 cms
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.
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