These CAPSIAN TRADITION flake tool was found on an exposed African Neolithic site in the Sahara Desert in Northwest Africa. It was masterfully fashioned by African Neolithic humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) between 10,000 and 4,700 years ago. This Neolithic artifact was hand-selected from thousands of incomplete and inferior stone tools of the era and region.
This choice grade specimen is a UNIFACIAL PLANER (RABOT), made out of beautiful plum speckled flint. This huge flake scraper fills the hand and was made on a very thick flake for heavy duty use. It would have been used to de-flesh animal hides, as well as shave down organic materials such as bone, wood and ivory. It is of the finest quality and is complete, displaying the highest degree of skill in workmanship. The color and patina are especially fine, their beauty surpassing all commonly found tools.