Neolithic tools made of obsidian from Melos

6th–5th millennium BC.
ΝAM, Π18311-18404

This black volcanic "glass" from Melos, since Palaeolithic times had been a much sought after raw marerial because of its durability. Cores, flakes and blades illustrate the on site reduction of rock chunks into pieces prepared for tool manufacture, ready to be circulated throughout the Aegean.