Egyptian Fayum Neolithic flint knifeSC12
A bifacially knapped pale brown flint knife with remaining cortex on both sides.
Egypt, Neolithic period, Fayum, Birket Qarun, c. 5200-4000 BC
7 x 3.5 cms
Intact as shown
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.