These CAPSIAN NEOLITHIC ground and grooved celt stone axes 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. The axes are of reduced design, and of different forms. The smaller one is made of diorite, the larger is made of porphyritic stone. The diorite axe has age erosion so it is slightly rough to the touch but the larger porphyry axe has a silky smooth polish. These axes could have been used for utilitarian purposes, or as war axes when lashed to a long shaft handle used to swing extremely fast.
Each specimen shows excellent workmanship. Heavy surface patina and intact mineral deposits deep in micro-crevices, are evidence of their extreme age and authenticity.