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3 x Aterian Arrowheads, Saharan Flint Artifacts - 70,000-30,000BC (S020)

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Seller: bobbyhelmet (3,967) 100%, Location: Sunderland, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 252663598971 Paleolithic Arrowheads See 'Item Specifics' for full description. The 'Aterian industry' was a stone tool tradition of the Middle and Late Paleolithic period. Derived from the Mousterian culture in the region around the Atlas Mountains and the northern Sahara, it refers the site of Bir el Ater, south of Annaba. The Aterian people were among the first to use the bow and arrow, Aterian stone tools are an advanced African form of the European Levalloisian tradition, adapted to desert use. A distinctive Aterian sign is the formation of stems, or tangs, on tools to facilitate hafting; this was done on spearheads, arrowheads, and scrapers. Bifacial spearheads were produced with a very fine pressure chipping technique, equivalent in difficulty to those used in later tool traditions such as the Mousterian. Leaf-shaped blades made by the Aterians have been likened to Solutrean blades; it has often been suggested that the Aterians may have entered the Iberian Peninsula during Solutrean times. These tanged / stemmed arrowheads represent a milestone in early human cognitive thinking as well as Paleolithic history. The man-made protrusion seen in ATERIAN tools is the first evidence of a tang on a projectile point, proof that the points were hafted on shafts and eventually developed into arrowheads. I will include with these Paleolithic arrowheads an A4 information sheet outlining the details above and showing a colour photograph of the items purchased, I will also include a basic Paleolithic arrowhead 'type guide', see item pictures to know what to expect. I have personally handled over 50,000 of these arrowheads or 'flints' during my collecting over the last 20 years. All of my items are authentic, I do not sell fakes or reproductions, this is as important to me as it is to you. If any of my sales are ever proven to be anything other than stated and genuine I will refund in full. Please visit my shop to best see all the items I have on offer. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS - Please use your 'Shopping Basket' and pay for ALL of your items together when making multiple purchases to ensure you receive the correct postal discounts. A glitch in eBay's system means that sometimes logging into your account through eBay UK (.co.uk) is necessary for your 'Add to basket' option to appear under the 'Buy it now' button. Ask me if you need assistance.All contact with me via eBay messages please, emails often end up in spam boxes. Payment is required within 7 days of purchase, all international orders must be sent via a tracked and signed service. I can usually combine items at no extra P+P cost, please pay for all of your items together to get the correct postal discount. I no longer ship to Italy or Brazil, sorry. Where possible I re-use packaging materials, it saves money and is good for the environment. All delivery estimates are generated by eBay, not by myself, they are not guaranteed delivery dates, just estimates. I only post to confirmed Paypal addresses, ensure yours is correct or shipping could be delayed. All of my photographs are taken in natural light. I have collected and traded Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic arrowheads and associated items for over 20 years. Condition: Genuine Paleolithic Aterian flint arrowheads from Saharan Africa dating to 70,000-30,000BC, these items will show signs of use commensurate with their age., Type: Arrowheads, Material: Flint / Stone, Colour: Various, Era: Paleolithic, Age: 70,000-30,000BC, Region: Sahara

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