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Neolithic quern for making flour

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Many objects have survived from the Neolithic period which can be associated with agriculture. They include axes, ploughshares, sickles, querns and pots for cooking, storage and eating.

Stone ploughshare

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This stone ploughshare from Londonderry, Northern Ireland, would have been attached to a simple wooden plough called an ard.

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Flint sickle

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A flint sickle from Denmark, late Neolithic.

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Saddle quern

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Saddle quern from Abu Hureyra in Syria, 9500 – 9000 BC.

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Pottery bowl

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A pottery bowl from Hedsor, Buckinghamshire, 3300 – 2700 BC.

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German cord pottery

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A pottery bowl from Hedsor, Buckinghamshire, 3300 – 2700 BC.

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Stone axe

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A polished stone axe from Northern Ireland.

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Neolithic quern for making flour