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.
Included in this set are SEVEN premium flake scrapers ALL FOUND TOGETHER ON THE SAME SITE. They all feature the same unusual light ivory patina, desert varnish wind sheen, and were made of the same type of flint, many pieces showing the original outer flint cortex. Each one of these is a spectacular example of African Capsian Neolithic flake tool technology and workmanship of the highest order. The fact that this is a complete set makes this all the more special of an offering. All are complete with extensive flaking, some flaking worn by millennia of desert wind exposure. The color and patina are especially fine, their beauty surpassing all commonly found tools of the same period and culture.