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Metal and stone imitation in prehistory

Metal and stone imitation in prehistory

C028/9949

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PAUL D STEWART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PAUL D STEWART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Stone went on being used through the copper and bronze age in Europe. Sometimes this was because stone was a cheaper material than the hard won metal, or sometimes simply because metal was not available in certain areas. There does however seem to be a pattern in the axes made in the two materials mimicing each other despite the very different properties of the materials. This may be because the stone worker aimed to garner the prestige of the equivalnet metal object, or simply because the design was well known. In pairs here are a flint nordic axe and similar small bronze axe, then an impractically long thin greenstone axe with similar practical form of copper axe, and finally a copper rich bronze shafthole battle axe with similar perforated stone battle axe.

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