5,500-Year-Old Ancient Axe With Intact Wooden Shaft Uncovered at Rødbyhavn, Denmark

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This ancient axe with intact wooden shaft was uncovered at Rødbyhavn, Denmark.

It dates to the Stone Age, about 5,500 years ago. AMAZING!

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This Axe with intact wooden shaft was uncovered at Rødbyhavn, Denmark.

Archaeologists have unearthed a remarkably well-preserved axe with an intact shaft. The narrow-necked flint axe is evaluated to be about 5,500 years old and was found in what used to be the seabed during the Stone Age.

This state of preservation is just incredible!

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Axes were an important tool in the Stone Age for wood-work purposes. They played a significant role in the introduction of agriculture at a time when most of the land was covered by forest, which needed to be cleared.

The archaeologists maintain that the dig area just east of Rødbyhavn must have had a ritual significance because the axe and other found items were purposely placed into the earth standing up vertically. Earlier this month, the dig yielded 5,000 year-old footprints.

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