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Flint
Macehead

3300-2800BC

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Archaeology

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DESCRIPTION

…is one of the finest works of art to have survived from Neolithic Europe… the precision of the carving could have been attained only with a rotary drill… If this is so – and it is hard to understand how the piece could have been made otherwise – the technology predates that used in the classical world by 2,000 years…

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Flint Macehead - 100 Objects

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You can see a selection of the objects featured in the Ninth Definitive Stamp series in the National Museum of Ireland.