Flint Point. Aq Kupruk, Balkh Province.
Flint Point. The pride of place, however, were the 20,000 stunning flint points dating from the Upper Palaeolithic (18-20,000 BCE), found on a river terrace. The tools are made of a superb local raw-material of homogeneous modular flint found in abundance in the area. Furthermore, the excellence of these tools indicates a great improvement in working techniques. The implements are so beautifully worked that an eminent scholar of this period has pronounced the tool-makers of Aq Kupruk the Michelangelos of the Upper Palaeolithic.
Photo: Louis Dupree
- acku Afghanistan
- Image Size
- 2258x4870 / 2.6MB
- Contained in galleries
- NATIONAL MUSEUM I - BCE (Before Common Era)