It is time. We have been obsessively collecting the finest African Neolithic Capsian arrowheads for 20 years and this specimen comes from a small, select group we have been holding onto for the duration of two decades. We have been to the source in the Sahara, scoured literal buckets and barrels of tens of thousands of arrowheads each year, for many years. Over the past decades, we have also purchased amazing private collections in America and Europe. In all this time, we would set aside the RAREST OF THE RAREST arrowheads of this Neolithic culture, and it is now time for us to sell some from this private, ultra-rare stash. The collection is small and limited and no two are alike. Each represents the highest degree of workmanship that we have ever seen. This is one of those precious specimens from those efforts. The sites where arrowheads like this were once found, have been entirely picked clean for years.
This is a Capsian Neolithic projectile point called a LEAF ECCENTRIC BASE arrowhead. The skill to flake the perfect symmetry, needle-sharp tip and the deep serrations at the base would have required the most experienced craftsperson to avoid breaking the piece when flaking each one. The end tapers to a point at the base. An arrowhead like this would have been extremely effective in penetration from the sharp tip, followed by a nasty wound from the deep base serrations tearing flesh. The symmetry and workmanship on this piece is truly exquisite.
The original mineral deposits and patina are intact and deep in the flake hinge fractures and micro-crevices - traits ONLY found in AUTHENTIC specimens.
CAPSIAN TRADITION arrowheads have been found on exposed African Neolithic sites in the Sahara Desert in Northwest Africa. They were made by African Neolithic humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) between 10,000 and 4,700 years ago.