Seller: chblack (6,658) 100%, Location: Fairfax, Virginia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 323160596157 Lot Description: This is a group of 12 better Sahara desert found stemmed, ovate, and triangular projectile points and tools. These are rated 'better' because of condition, size, lithic, and/or form. The blade at the bottom would have been used as a knife/scrapper. Overall in good condition, as seen in the pictures. These ancient tools were used to hunt water fowl and other game in the now dried up lakes of the Sahara 4,000 years ago at a minimum. The shortest point is 1 1/4th inch long (28 mm). The longest tool is 2 inches long (53 mm). Attractive group! The penny in one of the pictures is for scale, not included in the auction. The condition is good, there may be a tiny ancient ding or two to some of these points and tools, as can be expected with working tools; most are complete. 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. Background information is provided with my 2-page essay on the subject, which will be included.Neolithic populations living near now dried lakes and rivers in what is now the Sahara desert; used these tools in the hunt for and processing of waterfowl and small game. The end of the Ice Age resulted in global climate changes which stopped the rains and forced these Neolithic (New Stone Age) peoples into new modes of existence, either agriculture which was just beginning at the end of the Neolithic, or a nomadic animal husbandry mode of existence. The New Stone Age was a very dynamic era giving rise to agriculture, pottery, and permanent settlements, all of which were milestones in humankind's march toward 'civilized' life. The Sahara Neolithic lasted from 9,000 to 4,000 BP (years Before Present). I will include my 2-page essay on the Sahara Neolithic to explain something of the Neolithic era and context in which these tools were found. 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$ 3.50 - USA first class with delivery confirmation.USPS raised prices on 01/22/2018. This is actual cost, sorry! 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(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!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 in the morning.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!!