These genuine CAPSIAN NEOLITHIC arrowheads 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 8,500 and 6,500 years ago. Each of these specimens is a finest-grade collector example far exceeding the bucket-loads of common, damaged and incomplete arrowheads usually offered for sale.
The central arrowhead is a very rare long-tanged specimen. Adding to the rarity, it and the red one on the right were both made in GEM CARNELIAN! These projectile points were hand-selected based on their premium features and condition from thousands of inferior quality artifact specimens. They display rare, delicate features such as excellent symmetry, needle-sharp tips, and complete unbroken barbs and tangs. Very seldom do arrowheads of this type survive undamaged as these have.
Original sediment minerals can be seen in microscopic crevices - a trait only found in authentic specimens such as these. BEWARE OF MANY FAKES ON THE MARKET! All of these genuine African Neolithic arrowheads have superb patina and some display wind sheen from long-term desert exposure.
These arrowheads are similar to African Neolithic projectile points known to have been used in human conflict. A late Pleistocene graveyard was discovered at Jebel Sahaba, north of Wadi Halfa in Sudanese Nubia. These burials date from 14,000 to 12,000 years ago. Many people were buried there that had fallen victim to violent deaths with the bodies having been killed by microlithic weapons and small arrowhead projectiles. One man had 110 artifacts associated with his skeleton which had entered his body as stone barbs and points of projectiles. Two of the projectiles were still embedded in his skull.