Perforated Flint Disc from Abu Hamid

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 19 February 2019
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This is a hallmark of the Chalcolithic industry. The perforation may have been for inserting a stick; the disc would then be used for cutting, as a weapon, or just as a symbol of authority. Late Chalcolithic period, 4000-3800 BCE. From Abu Hamid archaeological site, Jordan. (The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, February 19). Perforated Flint Disc from Abu Hamid. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10057/perforated-flint-disc-from-abu-hamid/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Perforated Flint Disc from Abu Hamid." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 19, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10057/perforated-flint-disc-from-abu-hamid/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Perforated Flint Disc from Abu Hamid." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 Feb 2019. Web. 04 Dec 2021.

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