neolithic axe head


hardstone axe head. period: european neolithic/chalcolithic (cucuteni-trypillian culture) 5500-4600BC provenance: east europe.measurements: 17.8 cm long x 5.5 cm wide.

the cucuteni-trypillian culture extends from the carpathian mountains to the dniester and dnieper regions, centered on modern-day moldova and covering substantial parts of western ukraine and northeastern romania.

the majority of cucuteni-trypillian settlements consisted of high-density settlements, spaced 3 to 4 kilometres apart, and concentrated mainly in the siret, prut, and dniester river valleys. some of the largest settlements in neolithic europe, containing as many as 1,600 structures, were built during the middle trypillia phase (ca. 4000 to 3500 bc).

compare with the Hajr-al-Mansub menhir