AN ANCIENT AXE TO GRIND

Often called a battle-axe, though not necessarily used in warfare, a Late Neolithic stone axe can be characterised by having a solid body, a centrally placed shaft hole for hafting, a slightly concave outline when viewed in profile, and an expanded blade and butt, sometimes having a blade at both ends. The Neolithic period in prehistoric Greece occurred from approximately 6800 BCE to 3200 BCE, and is characterized by sedentary farming communities that practised an agro-pastoral economy (growing crops and raising livestock), demonstrated by archaeological evidence of domesticated seed crops and domesticated animals. During this period, the organisation of daily life was connected with the eme

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