Two Stone tools

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Two Paleolithic to Mesolithic period stone tools.

Collection numbers M369 en M372, made of dark vulcanic rock.

Found above the original position of Abu Simble.

Price: € 200--

Size: 7 x 5,5 cm and 5 x 5,3 cm

Period: 15.000 - 8000 B.C.

Material: Vulcanic rock

Provenance: Uk collection, ex Astarte Gallery London 1994

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  • In the Paleolithic period (roughly 2.5 million years ago to 10,000 B.C.), early humans lived in caves or simple huts or tepees and were hunters and gatherers. They used basic stone and bone tools, as well as crude stone axes, for hunting birds and wild animals. They cooked their prey, including woolly mammoths, deer and bison, using controlled fire. They also fished and collected berries, fruit and nuts.

    During the Mesolithic period (about 10,000 B.C. to 8,000 B.C.), humans used small stone tools, now also polished and sometimes crafted with points and attached to antlers, bone or wood to serve as spears and arrows. They often lived nomadically in camps near rivers and other bodies of water. Agriculture was introduced during this time, which led to more permanent settlements in villages.