This CAPSIAN NEOLITHIC flake tool was found on an exposed African Neolithic site in the Sahara Desert of Northwest Africa. It was masterfully fashioned by African Neolithic humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) between 10,000 and 4,700 years ago. This Neolithic artifact is of the finest quality, far superior to typically seen stone tools of the era and region. It was hand-selected from thousands of incomplete and inferior specimens. In over the last decade, poor safety and security in the desert, as well as changing laws in North Africa, prevent any new collecting or discoveries to be made, making these artifacts increasingly desirable and valuable.
We have been obsessively collecting the finest African Neolithic Capsian arrowheads and flake tools, for over 20 years. This specimen comes from a small, select group we have been holding onto for the duration of more than two decades. For many years, we have been to the source in the Sahara, and scoured literal buckets and barrels of tens of thousands of specimens each year. Over the past decades, we have also purchased large private collections in America and Europe. In all this time, we would set aside the RAREST OF THE RAREST flake tools 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 with no two being alike. Each represents the highest degree of workmanship that we have ever seen. This is one of those precious specimens from such efforts.
As one of the two finest examples of our 20+ year private collection, this BORER (AWL) flake tool demonstrates the highest degree of skill and workmanship of the African Capsian Neolithic. Its size and form meant it would have been ideally suited to pierce animal hides to fabricate clothing. The robust needle portion would have been used on strong skins. This flint tool is complete as originally made. It exhibits the highest degree of skill in flint-knapping. The original mineral deposits and patina are intact and deep in the flake hinge fractures and micro-crevices - traits ONLY found in AUTHENTIC specimens.
If you strive to build a super-select collection of only the finest, rare specimens rather than boxes and boxes of ordinary types that will never appreciate or impress, then this offering is for you!