Seller: kaleesgma (4,366) 100%, Location: La Junta, Colorado, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 232099637880 Condition: Very good condition with deep, rich patina., Material: Stone, Original or Reproduction: Original, Origin: Africa, Age: Prehistoric, Item Type: Sahara Neolithic Artifact, Specific Type: Aterian Arrowhead, Details: ATERIAN EARLY MAN POINT. The Aterian industry was a type of stone tool manufacturing developed around the Atlas Region of the Northern Sahara Desert of Africa, today's Morocco & Algeria. It dates back to the Middle Stone Age (Middle Paleolithic) and was a development of the Mousterian culture, a tool technology usually associated with Neanderthals. Tools and weapons of the Aterian culture date back 30,000 - 50,000 years or more, with at least one Aterian site reported at 82,000 years old. Opinions differ, but it is generally accepted that Aterian tool technology was developed and used by early humans known as Archaic Modern Humans, contemporaries of Europe's Neanderthals. Crude stone tools and weapons had been made and used much further back in time, but the Aterian industry was the among the first to develop a stemmed point that could be mounted to a shaft and used as a projectile, as a dart, spear or arrow point. These fascinating ancient tools are quite rare and represent a milestone in early human development. This piece is over 1.5" long, 1" wide, and .25" thick and is in very good condition with a nice deep patina. This is a wonderful prehistoric collectible artifact. And remember, there is free shipping anywhere in the U.S. (I offer 1-day shipping as a matter of course, although I often ship the same day payment is received. I figure once you've paid for it, you own it, and might as well have it as soon as possible.) As with all of my artifacts, it is guaranteed authentic for life! FREE SHIPPING of this item in the U.S. Shipping to Canada is $8.50. United Kingdom & Australia will be $12.75 Please contact me for combined shipping rates if you are bidding internationally. If you enjoy a nice selection of unique collectibles, please check out my other items! MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE: If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, return it undamaged within 60 days for a full refund, less return shipping. Member in good standing with the AACA.COLORADO RESIDENTS will be charged 6.9% sales tax. *The field of Sahara Neolithic Artifacts was expanded by the advent of GPS technology for meteorite hunters in the Sahara Desert. Thousands of years ago North Africa was a temperate environment similar to our own Great Plains. Countless generations of Stone-Age Man lived, hunted, fought and died there, leaving behind their weapons and tools. Today North Africa consists largely of the Sahara Desert, an inhospitable area almost the size of the United States. Constantly shifting sands and the ability to now safely travel off established trade routes have expanded this fascinating field of study by making these artifacts available to scholars and collectors around the world. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: Import duties and taxes are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These costs are the buyer's responsibility. If you are concerned about them, please check with your country's customs office prior to bidding. Thanks.