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Flint daggers, copper daggers, and technological innovation in late neolithic Scandinavia

Frieman, Catherine


This article seeks to clarify the reason for the flourishing of daggers during the first millennia of metal use in Europe. Flint daggers, usually characterized as direct copies of contemporary metal blades, circulated widely from around 4000 cal BC to 1500 cal BC in different parts of Europe. Among the best studied and most well-known flint dagger varieties are the early second millennium cal BC fishtailhandled varieties made in southern Scandinavia which are universally described as...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Archaeology
DOI: 10.1179/1461957112Y.0000000014


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