Celt Belonging To Neolithic Period, Discovered:
A celt, belonging to the Neolithic period, was discovered in Poothinatham by Tamil Nadu’s Department of Archaeology.
- This celt was used as either a plough or an axe and was made of Doloraid stone.
- A celt is a prehistoric tool made of stone or metal, typically used as a cutting or shaping implement.
- It can serve as an axe, chisel, or adze, and was commonly used during the Neolithic period for various purposes such as woodworking, farming, and construction.
- A shoe-last celt was a polished stone tool used during the early European Neolithic for felling trees and woodworking.
Neolithic period ,also known as the New Stone Age(10000 BC to 2200 BC):
- It was a prehistoric era characterized by the development of agriculture, the domestication of animals, and the creation of settled communities.
- It marked a significant shift in human society from a nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle to one based on farming and permanent settlements.