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 one of the rarest forms of Capsian Neolithic arrowheads called an OFFSET BARB arrowhead. The asymmetrical barbs were flaked purposely and it has been theorized they were a form of harpoon projectile points but we have seen less then a dozen in our 30+ year career. This arrowhead has been micro-flaked across its entire surface to form an extremely thin profile and an elongated, needle-sharp tip that amazingly, has remained unbroken.
With intact original mineral deposits and patina deep in 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.