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CAP173 - EGYPTIAN PRE-DYNASTIC FLINT FLAKED TOOL SET WITH BLADE AND SAW DENTICULATE

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CAP173 - EGYPTIAN PRE-DYNASTIC FLINT FLAKED TOOL SET WITH BLADE AND SAW DENTICULATE

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ITEM # 
CAP173
ID
Fayum Tradition Tool
FOUND
Exposed Site - Lower Nile Region, NE Egypt
AGE
FAYUM CULTURE :  7400 - 6400 years ago
SIZE
2.65" and 1.8" in lengths
CONDITION
INTACT AND COMPLETE - NO REPAIR OR
RESTORATION
NOTE
PRE-DYNASTIC EGYPTIAN STONE TOOLS ARE
SUPER RARE - COMPLETE AND WELL-MADE
PAIR OF 2 TYPES

Actual Item - One Only
Comes with a certificate of authenticity / information sheet

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This FAYUM TRADITION tool was found on an exposed site in the Desert in Northeast Egypt.  It was masterfully fashioned by the earliest farming peoples of Egypt between 7,400 and 6,400 years ago, long before the first dynasties of Ancient Egypt were to be.

On VERY RARE occasion do we have the pleasure of offering genuine flaked flint tools of this period and culture.  This set includes TWO spectacular examples of typical tools used in this period - a PRISMATIC BLADE and a DENTICULATE SAW.  Both are textbook examples of their respective types, complete and 'as made' with no modern damage.  Pre-Dynastic Egyptian Neolithic tools are a must for any museum, university or well-diversified private collection.  The saw shows undamaged, dramatic serrations on two cutting edges and the blade has no damage to either cutting blade edges.  A necessary and important part of the Fayum tool kit needed for everyday living over 6400 years ago!  In 'as found' condition with NO RESTORATION, NO REPAIR  and NO MODERN DAMAGE.

Stone tools from Pre-Dynastic Egypt are so rare as a result of strict Egyptian laws in place now protecting and preventing all export of such artifacts.  This VERY RARE specimen is one of only two we will offer.  It was collected several decades ago and remained in the private collection of the original collector up until our recent acquisition.  Tools from this period are so rare in fact, that we feel certain we will not acquire any more and no effort will be made to create a separate section on this website as we will offer the ONLY TWO specimens we have here in this section.  This blade is a prize find for the advanced collector of tools from the EARLIEST farming peoples of the Nile.

At the end of the Pleistocene Period in the Nile Region, temperate conditions made for an ideal environment for the birth of a highly specialized Neolithic society between 7000 B.C. and 3000 B.C..  The Neolithic Fayum farming societies of Egypt cultivated emmer wheat and flax for cloth production.  They grew their crops by the lake in the Fayum depression, hence the name for their tool culture.  The Fayum peoples also raised and herded goat, sheep, pig and cattle.  Their living quarters left no trace in some regions but were likely made from reeds or skins over a light frame.  Wattle-and-daub villages have also been attributed to these peoples.  The Fayum society represents the oldest evidence of food production from the Nile dating back to 4400 B.C..

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