Ground Slate Daggers…

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Ground slate daggers are found in Korea, northeastern China, the southern Russian Federation maritime province and to the south in western Japan. They represent some of the most skillfully crafted slate artifacts ever manufactured by a Stone Age culture anywhere in the world. The more elaborate examples were apparently used as ritual objects but other more plain examples may have been used as weapons. An estimated date for these daggers is sometime between 1,000 to 300 B.C.

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Peter Phillips