Tranchet axe

A Mesolithic and Neolithic Scheibenbeil is a unit form of northern Europe. Is an unpolished Feuersteinbeil, which is made ​​of a reduction in contrast to Kernbeil, which consists of a core. It was probably the most shafted dechselartig.


Wheel axes can be found among others in the Fosna, Komsa, Maglemosian, Ertebølle - Ellerbeck culture and the Funnel Beaker culture, just as in the late Mesolithic Lietzow culture on the Baltic coast, but also in the Northern Ireland Larnian and French Chasséen. Also in other parts of the world there are hatchets discounts, such as the Australian Tula adzes or Tula - slugs are technically disc hatchets. Variant formation in the disk axes Ertebøllle culture have been determined in Baltic country where formed three variants.

Hermann Schwabedissen defined a late Mesolithic Scheibenbeilkreis, which contains, among other things, the Oldesloer group Duvensee group and the southern Lower Saxony Boberger group. The Westphalian Halterner group is against scheibenbeilfrei.