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CAP165 - RARE SET OF TRANSVERSE "BLEEDING" AFRICAN NEOLITHIC ARROWHEADS MEANT FOR LARGE GAME

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CAP165 - RARE SET OF TRANSVERSE "BLEEDING" AFRICAN NEOLITHIC ARROWHEADS MEANT FOR LARGE GAME

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ITEM # 
CAP165
ID
Neolithic of Capsian Tradition Tool
FOUND
Exposed Site - Sahara Desert, NW Africa
AGE
CAPSIAN CULTURE :  8500 - 6500 years ago
SIZE
1.5" and 1.4" in lengths
CONDITION
INTACT AND COMPLETE - NO REPAIR OR
RESTORATION
NOTE
RARE EXAMPLES OF A UNIQUE DESIGN
SPECIFICALLY FOR LARGE GAME

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These CAPSIAN TRADITION 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.  The projectile points selected to make up this weapon set were  hand-selected based on their premium features and condition from thousands of inferior quality artifact specimens.

This is a VERY RARE set of two TRANSVERSE projectile points, often called "Bleeding" points due to their purpose.  They were intended for large game that lived back in this era such as prehistoric giraffes and bison that once inhabited the region and were hunted by African Neolithic humans as shown on cave and rock art.  It is theorized that these unusual projectile points were tipped with poison.  The hunter would aim for a vital part of the animal's body and shoot arrows with these points, at the prey.  They would then track the prey until it either bled out and/or succumbed to the poison.  We include a set of 2 different typologies of supreme quality of the Capsian Transverse Point and both are of maximum size.  One is a rare bifacial example and the other is a typical large flaked type but with secondary bifacial shaping.  These are TOP-GRADE, hand-selected specimens of the finest workmanship and form.  Superb patina and wind sheen can be seen from exposure.  NO RESTORATION, NO REPAIR.

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