This fine African Neolithic CAPSIAN TRADITION war axe was found on an exposed African Neolithic site in the Sahara Desert in Northwest Africa. This ground stone axe was expertly made by Neolithic humans between 10,000 and 4,700 years ago.
Made by grinding into shape the entire form, this celt axe is complete and very robust, likely used as both, an axe and war hammer with its other end. It would have been hafted to a carved wood or bone shaft and used like a tomahawk. It displays an undamaged and still sharp chopping edge and was made of granite. Microscopic crevices on the surface show mineral deposits under magnification - a trait ONLY seen in authentic examples. Beware of many fakes of this type on the market!
Axes used as weapons in battle were small enabling them to be wielded quickly and sharpened easier when severely damaged. By this period in time, the Sahara was nearly devoid of trees needing axes to cut them down so the only purpose left for axes of this nature would have been for use as weapons.