It is time. We have been obsessively collecting the finest African Neolithic Capsian arrowheads for 20 years and this specimen comes from a small, select group we have been holding onto for the duration of two decades. We have been to the source in the Sahara, scoured literal buckets and barrels of tens of thousands of arrowheads each year, for many years. Over the past decades, we have also purchased amazing private collections in America and Europe. In all this time, we would set aside the RAREST OF THE RAREST arrowheads of this Neolithic culture, and it is now time for us to sell some from this private, ultra-rare stash. The collection is small and limited and no two are alike. Each represents the highest degree of workmanship that we have ever seen. This is one of those precious specimens from those efforts. The sites where arrowheads like this were once found, have been entirely picked clean for years.
This is a Capsian Neolithic projectile point called a UNIFACIAL DELTA BARBED arrowhead. Regretfully, we did not photograph it lit from behind because it is so thin, it is translucent and glows in front of a light. This is one of the most unusual arrowheads in our private collection we are finally selling, and is one of the all-around best!!! It is truly amazing with ladder stitch flaking all the way up both sides. See the photos! It is super thin and would have been more of a prestige trophy work of art than a piece that would have been used. It would be a heart-breaker to imagine using such an incredible gem of a projectile point. It must be seen to be fully appreciated. Only the FINEST skilled artisan could have pulled off making such a piece!!!! The symmetry and workmanship on this piece is truly exquisite.
The original mineral deposits and patina are intact and deep in the flake hinge fractures and micro-crevices - traits ONLY found in AUTHENTIC specimens.
CAPSIAN TRADITION arrowheads have been found on exposed African Neolithic sites in the Sahara Desert in Northwest Africa. They were made by African Neolithic humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) between 10,000 and 4,700 years ago.