Dagger

A question of prestige…

2800 BC (End of Neolithic era)

At the end of the Neolithic era, among other objects, the dagger was often buried with the dead in funerary grottos or in dolmens. This was an object of prestige, which reflected wealth and the identity of the wealthy. These weapons were made with precious materials like plated flint or copper.

 

This dagger discovered in a dolmen in the Marou woods is in banded flint from Forcalquier, a flint which hails from Lubéron, in the Alps of Haute Provence. It was therefore transported for over 200km as the crow flies before arriving in Lodévois. The slantwise alterations along this piece demanded meticulous work carried out with care by a specialist.

This work belongs to the collection "Man's footprints".

Length: 18.8cm

Banded flint of Forcalquier

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