These CAPSIAN TRADITION flake tools were found on an exposed African Neolithic site in the Sahara Desert in Northwest Africa. Each was masterfully fashioned by African Neolithic humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) between 10,000 and 4,700 years ago. These artifacts were hand-selected from thousands of incomplete and inferior stone tools of the era and region.
This choice grade set includes a LARGE BORER and DOUBLED-ENDED KNIFE, both made of colorful chert. The double knife is an ingenious design whereas when one side became dull, the tool could be flipped around to continue the task without stopping to sharpen one side. The large borer features an extremely sharp pointed tip, most likely used to pierce large and heavy animal hides in the crafting of clothing and hide tent shelters.
These tools are of the finest quality and are complete. Each stone tool exhibits the highest degree of skill in workmanship. The color and patina are especially fine, their beauty surpassing all of the commonly found tools typically found.