Seller: chblack (6,687) 100%, Location: Fairfax, Virginia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 302911219994 Lot Description:This is a diverse group of 33 common Sahara desert found tools mostly from the Neolithic. This lot contains ovate, stemmed, triangular, and uni-facial tool forms (projectile point and scrapper/blades) from the southwestern Sahara (northern Mauritania/Mali). These tools were used to hunt or process water fowl and other game in the now dried up lakes of the Sahara 4,000+ years ago. Additionally, there is one Aterian tool also from the Sahara which is far older (at least 30,000 years old). It is the first stemmed tool type and is seen at the bottom right. The shortest tool is 5/8th inch long (16mm), a fine, small triangle.The longest tool is 2 1/8th inches (54 mm), a decent ovate form with pleasing lithic. The penny in the photograph is for scale, not a part of the auction. The condition is average to good, there are a minor dings to barbs and tips on many of these tools; as can be expected with working tools. See picture for details. 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. 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.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!!