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Knives
AF 631
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

These knives inform about the development of husbandry in Azerbaijan in the Copper age.

History of the Object
Obsidian is volcanic glass. Fracturing it people got pieces with very sharp edges and then produced scrapers, arrowheads and blades. It was also polished to create early mirrors.

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Type
Archaeological 
Materials
Obsidian 
Measurements
Length 15,5 and 19,5 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Azerbaijan 
Geography
Azerbaijan 
Time period
BCE 6th century ~ BCE 4th century 
Creation date
BCE; 6th Millennium -4th Millennium; Eneolithic 
Function
Wide application. 
Acquisition
The knives were discovered during archaeological excavations in Kyultepe I settlement (Nakhichevan). 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The National Museum of History of Azerbaijan 
Museum
ANAS National Museum of the History of Azerbaijan 
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