Seller: ancart (6,052) 100%, Location: ANCIENT & AUTHENTIC**GUARANTEED!, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 402066410046 EBAY BEST! RARE SPEAR POINT! SHARP!! 500 YEARS OLD NASTY SPEAR POINT! RARE TYPEArtifacts and Treasures from around the World. We offer ancient artifacts from a number of cultures such as Assyrian, Egyptian, Greek, Judaean, Persian, Phoenician,and Roman along with African and Tribal artifacts and weapons. We wholesale to the public. All pieces guaranteed authentic, unless otherwise stated, and come with a Certificate of Authenticity which is our guarantee of your satisfaction, and so now WE OFFER THIS EXQUISITE TREASURE TO YOU! Ex European collection. Nice condition with wear as seen....one tail broken offThis one measures: 5 1/2" long! Bura Spear Head from the Niger River Valley in Africa. This culture was first excavated in 1975 and these artifacts are estimated to be between 200-600 years old... The medieval Bura Civilization was first excavated in 1975 and is not yet well understood. It is tentatively dated as from 500 to @ 1,500 years ago and has been described as a lost civilization of the arid African Sahel. (The Sahel is the semi-arid transition region between the Sahara Desert to the north and wetter regions of equatorial Africa to the south. It runs from the Atlantic in the west to the Indian ocean in the east.) More specifically, the Bura Civilization was located in southwest Niger and extended into the eastern part of the present-day Burkina Faso. The Bura Culture of of ceramics, farming, death worship and metallurgy, referred to as shadowy and mysterious, has been loosely linked to the Mali Empire. This one measures 7" long It has a nice coating of rust and is in very good condition with a sharp point and barbs. Dating: 200-600 years old Following the 1975 discovery and 1983 excavation of the Bura archeological site, and after a Bura-Asinda exhibition toured France in the 1990s, the ancient Bura earthenware statuettes became highly valued by collectors. The clay and stone anthropomorphic heads of the ancient and medieval Bura culture have been sought for their unusual abstraction and simplicity. he Bura Civilization has been called the Lost Civilization of the arid African Sahel (the semi-arid transition region between the Sahara Desert to the North and the wetter regions of equatorial Africa to the South). Now Southwest Niger eastward to Burkina Faso, and loosely linked to the Mali Empire. These iron spear points are called rat tailed for the long tang, and are barbed so as not to come loose. Buy ancient artifacts from Egypt, Rome, Judea, Greece and other Tribal artifacts and weapons from around the world. All our items were collected prior to 1970 and come from private collections. All are acquired legally. Buyer pays shipping AND handling as noted in the ad unless otherwise stated, and international rates will vary and be determined at the close of the auction. We cannot insure outside of the US. Any insurance claim will be initiated and completed by the buyer. COA: This fantastic artifact comes with a Certificate of Authenticity (unless otherwise stated) which is our guarantee GUARANTEE: Our items are guaranteed, and with us, you can buy with confidence. Collecting is a great hobby, and we want your experience to be a joyful one. Our buyers can count on a 100% money back guarantee. We pride ourselves in selling the best product available. For more great artifacts SEE OUR OTHER AUCTIONS! By bidding on our auction you acknowledge and agree to these terms. Payment I accept the following forms of payment: PayPal Shipping & Handling $10.00 USPS First-Class Mail® FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager.