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 museum-class set includes TWO very large UNIFACIAL BLADE KNIVES. One was made on a struck blade from a blade core and one was made on a very thick flake and worked to knap steep cutting edges down the sides. Both are made of flint of identical color and patina and were collected from the same region site. Because of their size and thickness, they would have been ideally suited to cut large and heavy animal hides in the crafting of clothing and hide tent shelters. They could have also been used to craft objects out of organic substances such as bone, wood or ivory.
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.