These CAPSIAN TRADITION flake tools 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. These artifacts were hand-selected from thousands of incomplete and inferior stone tools of the era and region.
This choice grade set includes a BACKED KNIFE and UNIFACIAL POINT with tang for hafting, likely used also as a knife. Both are made of a very rare lithic of the Sahara, a silky translucent light honey agate. Just as these Neolithic stone tools stand out to the eye, today, they would have been highly unusual in the New Stone Age and most certainly were regarded as prestige tools. They workmanship that each one displays is well beyond what is normally seen, further indicating their ownership as a luxury item.
These tools are of the finest quality and are complete. Each stone tool exhibits the highest degree of skill in workmanship. The color and patina are especially fine, their beauty surpassing all of the commonly found tools typically found.