3 Swiss Stone Age knife


In the course of the Stone Age, man further developed his technical skills and invented increasingly elaborate stone tools. Hand axes represent an early stage of this development - they are among the most ancient stone tools of human history. The form of the hand axe lends itself to cutting, digging, and scraping – a “Swiss Army Knife” of the Stone Age, so to speak.
One of the northernmost finds is the hand-axe on display here. It's from Maschen, in the district of Harburg; it is also the oldest stone tool in this exhibition.

Info: Showcase 3

Hand Axe

Age: um 45.000 v. Chr. Palaeolithic period

Material: Flint

Location: Maschen