These CAPSIAN NEOLITHIC flake tools were found on an exposed African Neolithic site in the Sahara Desert of Northwest Africa. They were masterfully fashioned by African Neolithic humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) between 10,000 and 4,700 years ago. This Neolithic artifact set is of the finest quality, far superior to typically seen stone tools of the era and region. They were 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 offering 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 piece represents the highest degree of workmanship that we have ever seen. These tools offered here are some of those precious specimens from such efforts.
These four ultra-rare flint needles and awls are some of the finest examples of our 20+ year private collection. Some of these are baffling how they were made, demonstrating the highest degree of skill and workmanship of the African Capsian Neolithic. Since warfare and conflict was known during this time, it is highly possible that some of these flake tools are meant for medical and surgical purposes. Certainly tools like that needle, would have been important as a probe to remove broken arrowheads from wounds, for instance. Some of the others could have served in the same task, as well as be used to pierce skin for body adornment jewelry, or to sew animal hides to fabricate clothing. All of these flake tools are perfectly preserved and complete as originally made. They all exhibit 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!