Seller: chblack (6,631) 100%, Location: Fairfax, Virginia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 323242278809 Lot Description:This group of 6 Paleolithic Aterian points and tools, dating to at least 30,000 BC, were found in north-west Africa. The Aterian tools date to approximately 30,000 BC and probably far older. These tools types were the first known stemmed tool type. Most have been worked down in size, with working edge around the tip; others look to be have an intentional straight perpendicular break. All four of the stemmed tools have a bulb of percussion produced at the first strike off the core; it is right at the stem (tang). There are also two nice scrapper/butting tools, both are bi-facially worked.These tools are complete as designed and used with minor or no modern damage, they were used for scraping and cutting. Some of these tools form may have started out as a projectile point/spear point and been converted to a different function when they became too small (through re-sharpening) to use as a spear point. They are well sought after; some high-end European site list Aterian points for sale for hundreds of dollars each. Here is a small collection of tools used by our early ancestors.The shortest tool is 1 7/8th inches (48 mm). The longest tool is 2 7/8th inch long (73 mm). Their is a penny in one of the pictures to give further idea of size. It is not part of the auction. The condition is good; see picture for details. These relics are representative of everyday tools, many of these tools were used until they could no longer function well because they were to small to re-sharpen at which point they were discarded others were lost in the hunt. My auctions feature low starting bids and low, at cost or below shipping. Your satisfaction is guaranteed OR no hassle money back. Payment Options:PayPal . Please let me know if you have other requirements, I am flexible. Shipping Cost$ 4.00 - USA first class with delivery confirmation. 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(Ignore the $13 shipping charge you may see elsewhere, I will send correct invoice) All other countries First Class International: (No delivery confirmation)$ 14.00 if less than 8 ounces (1/2 pound) $ 23.00 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!Overseas combined orders over $80 will be set registered at a cost of $20, I will pay the difference. Immediate Shipping - usually the next business day after payment. I will combine shipping to make it as low as possible. If you win multiple lots please wait for an invoice in which I will combine shipping.No extra packaging or handling charges. Policies: Satisfaction is Guaranteed: I am a long standing member of AACA (Authentic Artifact Collectors Association) and abide by all of their rules which include allowing the return of items in the same condition for a no hassle refund if not satisfied. I ship World-wide, fast, at or below cost (see postage rates above, no extra costs), and I will include my 2-page essay on the relics and conditions of the Sahara Neolithic period. Serious Bidders Only - Please Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions.Thanks for looking, ‘Good Luck’ if you bid, and have fun!!