Stone Sickle Blades

Plant and Animal Domestication

Technologies enabling plant and animal domestication, as seen in by these stone sickle blades from Dynastic Egypt and Ali Kosh, Iran, represent a turning point of human interaction with the environment.

Image of stone blades and a sickle.
Stone Sickle Blades
Exhibit item
Age: 
About 4,650 - 4,150 years old (Egypt) and about 8,600 - 8,000 years old (Iran)
Site: 
Dynastic Egypt and Ali Kosh, Iran