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October 2010

bta_10_2010_hechelkamm.jpgA so called "Hechelkamm", a comb used for processing flax made of halved ribs from cattle or red deer fixed by bast cords.

This example was found at the lake dwelling site Nidau-BKW at the shore of the Lake of Bienne, canton of Berne, Switzerland. The dating is approximately 3.400 BC.

Jörg Schibler