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.
This museum-class set includes THREE very large primary flake tools. It consists of a HEAVY BORER AWL made on a piece of tabular flint with a finger grip. It also includes a BIFACIAL BLADE and a very robust BACKED KNIFE with extensive knapping. The unifacial blade is made from chert and the other two from flint. Because of how thick these tools are, they would have been ideally suited to cut large and heavy animal hides in the crafting of clothing and hide tent shelters. They could have also been used to craft objects out of organic substances such as bone, wood or ivory.
These tools are of the finest quality and are complete. Each stone tool exhibits the highest degree of skill in workmanship. The color and patina are especially fine, their beauty surpassing all of the commonly found tools typically found.