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28 very nice, diverse Sahara Neolithic relics, AND 1 Paleo Aterian stemmed tool

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Seller: chblack (6,002) 99.6%, Location: Fairfax, Virginia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 302130073503 This group is a group of 28 diverse Sahara Neolithic relics PLUS 1 Paleolithic relic from Morocco. These Neolithic relics were discovered on ancient habitation sites deep in the western Sahara desert, mostly in the vicinity of northern Mauritania/Mali but also includes two unifacial blade from Morocco (seen horizontally, on bottom row middle and right). The group consist of several types of projectile points from varying periods of the Neolithic era, including ovate, stemmed, and triangular. From Algeria there are three points under the Aterian point, one is classic tidikelt the other is a hollow base triangle, and a third under those is a straight base triangle, see horizontally pointed left.. There are two early unifacial points with stepped stems; seen horizontally above the unifacial blade in the middle and pointed toward each other. Among the tools there is a crescent blade (seen at bottom left) A drill or punch form is seen horizontally to the right of the labret. In all there are 20 stone projectile points/tools and 6 quartz disk beads. There is also a quartz labret (under the beads) which may have been used in body piercing, (as in possibly a plus decoration to lips or ear lopes?) it may be complete, one edge is straight the other is a little irregular but smooth, not rough as with a break that you often seen on this type of relic. The hard stone (granite?) celt was used for cutting and scraping, seen at upper left. A good example worked down and smoothed. There is a flint version of a celt to the right of the crescent blade also used for cutting and scraping tasks, not a as projectile. Lastly, there is an early Aterian point dating to approximately 30,000 BC. It is seen at the upper right and was the first known stemmed tool type. It has been worked down in size, with working edge around the tip. This tool is complete with no modern damage, it was used for scraping and cutting. This tool may have started out as a projectile point and been converted to a different function when it became too small to use as a spear point. Good form and lithic, a very nice one and rare. It is worth the starting bid by itself. The shortest tool is 1 inch (25 mm), it is the short point with two 'legs' seen near middle. Note that there is not and example like this in 'Flint Artifacts of North Africa'. It is rare. The longest tool is 2 1/2 inches (63 mm) long, a colorful unifacial blade. This is one of the more diverse, decent groups of ancient Sahara relics you will find in one lot. Many of these relics alone are worth the opening bid! Some of the individual tools are worth more than the opening bid alone. Most of these tools came out of my private collection which I am trying to downsize a bit. These are everyday work tools and adornments used, and lost or discarded by our Neolithic and earlier hunter-gatherer ancestors. They are all honest, authentic relics in good shape, some will exhibit minor ancient damage (as seen in he photograph), such as dings, usually to tips, tangs, and/or barbs to stemmed points. Small dings are to be expected given their delicacy, usage, and 4000+ years lying in the desert, subject to damage by adverse weather, animals, and now 4-wheel drive vehicles. These relics exhibit good patinas and are a nice, diverse sampling of relics from the Western Sahara. I will include my 2-page essay on the Sahara Neolithic to help explain the Neolithic era from which these artifacts originate. My auctions feature low starting bids and fair low cost shipping. Your satisfaction is guaranteed OR no hassle money back. Payment Options: PayPAL. If you have other requirements please let me know. Shipping Cost$ 2.50 - USA first class with delivery confirmation. USPS has again dramatically raised prices for overseas shipping. Canada First Class International with delivery confirmation:$ 9.00 if less than 8 ounces (1/2 pound)$ 15.00 if greater than or equal to 8 ounces All other countries First Class International: (No delivery confirmation)$ 13.00 if less than 8 ounces (1/2 pound) $ 22.00 if greater than or equal to 8 ounces (1/2 pound) (If you are buying multiple lots please wait for by invoice so I can calculate the correct postage) I will not charge more the USPS cost! International Orders over $80 will be sent by Registered Mail at a cost of $20. Actual cost is higher, I will combine lots. I will combine shipping for multiple lots and make shipping charges as low as possible. If you win multiple lots please wait for my invoice with combined shipping. NO extra packaging/handling charges. Registration, tracking, and insurance services are available at cost if desired, but not required. Policies: Satisfaction is Guaranteed: I am a long standing member of AACA (Authentic Artifact Collectors Association) and abide by all of there rules which include allowing the return of items in the same condition for a no hassle refund if not satisfied. Serious Bidders Only - Please Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions. Thanks for looking and ‘Good Luck’ if you bid! Original or Reproduction: Original, Culture: Sahara Neolithic, Type: arrowheads, tools, beads, Product Type: relics

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