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  1. New Ostrich Eggshell Beads main view

    Ostrich Eggshell Beads

    £22.00
    Ostrich eggshell beads are prehistorically fashioned from ostrich eggshell by Neolithic man. Renowned African workmanship dating back to the Neolithic era some 12,000 to 2,000 years. Ostrich eggshell bead necklaces are also known in Egyptian tombs as a sacred sentiment for love ones. You will receive an ancient bead with certificate document from The Fossil Store and a Riker display mount box with glazed viewing lid, please review all images below. Type: Neolithic Ostrich eggshell beads. Age: Neolithic era, Capsian Tradition, approximately between 12,000 to 2,000 years. Origin: Western Sahara desert, Morocco, North Africa. Average diameter: 6 mm Approximate weight: 0.5 g Learn More
  2. New Neolithic Loom Weight main view

    Neolithic Loom Weight 42mm

    £82.00
    Neolithic loom weight, an interesting smooth to the touch, finely polished surface Neolithic stone artefact, for use as a loom weight with a slightly off-centre hole demonstrating a top heavy bias, most likely due to the forces during use, effectively worn by the twine. The earliest Neolithic stone weight was found in central Europe whereas this particular loom weight was discovered in the Mali desert of North Africa. Type: Neolithic loom weight. Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, approximately 8,500 to 6,500 BCE. Origin: Mali Desert, Morocco, North Africa. Loom diameter measurements: 4.2 cm Approximate weight: 54 g Learn More
  3. New Neolithic Flint Core 273mm

    Neolithic Flint Core 273mm

    £112.00
    Neolithic Flint Core 273mm long fashioned from a distinctively caramel toned flint or chert typical of the region of this find near La Guerche, Flint is a compact microcrystalline quartz. Type: Flint Motte de Beurre. Age: Neolithic Stone Age, 8500 – 4500 BC Origin: La Guerche, Abilly, Loire Valley, France. Flint core measurements. Length: 27.3 cm Width: 8.8 cm Depth: 7.5 cm Approximate weight: 1,899 g Learn More
  4. New Neolithic Stone Pestle 341mm

    Neolithic Stone Pestle 341mm

    £252.00
    Neolithic stone pestle 341mm, an appealing prehistoric artefact, with an excellent patina. Displaying tones of stone green and cedar browns, these honed in use. This use has gifted us with the footprint patination of the Neolithic times with a view into the domestic scenes of daily life and toils of our ancestors. The patina on prehistoric objects is crucial evidence of the time in use, further wear, by erosion and from this region of find, desert varnish, created by weathering of water and sand blasting, as objects are buried resurface and so on in a continual process which has continued for millennia in the open desert sites which raise these artefacts to the surface. These are important identification pointers, particularly with prehistoric Saharan artefacts, this artefact is no exception to those crucial markers. Type: Neolithic stone pestle. Age: Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, approximately 8,500 to 6,500 BC. Origin: Unclassified Location, Northern Sahara Desert, Morocco, North Africa. Pestle measurements. Length: 34.1 cm Width: 7.0 cm Depth: 7.0 cm Approximate weight: 2,635 g Learn More
  5. New Stone Age Adze 136mm

    New Stone Age Adze 136mm

    £272.00
    Neolithic Stone Age Celt or Hand Adze, with excellent preservation exhibiting an attractive palate of colours within the chert stone. Perhaps once a prized possession to one of our ancestors, captivated by the colours as much as we are today. Read the full description below... Type: Neolithic hand axe. Age: Neolithic, Capsian culture, approximately 8,500 to 6,500 BC. Origin: Northern Sahara Desert, Morocco, North Africa. Hand axe measurements. Length: 13.6 cm Width: 5.2 cm Depth: 3.5 cm Approximate weight: 0,317 g Learn More
  6. New Neolithic Stone Pestle 270mm

    Neolithic Stone Pestle 270mm

    £322.00
    Neolithic stone pestle 270mm, an appealing prehistorically designed and manufactured domestic artefact, with an excellent patina. Displaying tones of stone green and cedar browns, these highlighted with use the artefact has endured. This use has gifted us with the footprint patination of the ancient world. The patina on prehistoric objects is crucial evidence of the time in use, further wear, by erosion, or sometimes as what is referred to with artefacts from this region of the world, desert varnish are important pointers, particularly with prehistoric Saharan artefacts, in identification. This artefact has those crucial trademarks. Type: Neolithic stone pestle. Age: Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, approximately 8,500 to 6,500 BC. Origin: Unclassified Location, Northern Sahara Desert, Morocco, North Africa. Pestle measurements. Length: 27 cm Width: 6.5 cm Approximate weight: 1,597 g Learn More
  7. New Caspian Culture Quern 173mm

    Capsian Culture Quern 173mm

    £322.00
    A Quern Grinding Stone, the early Capsian age artefact fashioned into a bowl form, discovered on the surface of the desert region of the western Saharan, North African ténéré. Type: Neolithic grinding stone. Age: Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, approximately 10,000 to 6,000 BC. Origin: Northern Sahara Desert, North Africa. Dimensions. Height: 4.6 cm Width: 18.8 cm Depth: 13.1 cm Approximate weight: 0,706 g Learn More
  8. New Neolithic Quern 188mm

    Neolithic Quern 188mm

    £392.00
    Quern Grinding Stone the most attractively fashioned grinding stone discovered desert in the western Saharan North African ténéré. Type: Neolithic grinding stone. Age: Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, approximately 8,500 to 6,500 BC. Origin: Northern Sahara Desert, North Africa. Dimensions. Height: 4.6 cm Width: 18.8 cm Depth: 13.1 cm Approximate weight: 1,358 g Learn More
  9. New Stone Age Hand Adze 127mm

    New Stone Age Hand Adze 127mm

    £392.00
    An attractive Neolithic stone age hand Adze, exhibiting an excellent preservation with a attractive palate of soft pink colour. Once a prized possession of one of our Neolithic ancestors. Read the full description below... Type: Neolithic hand axe. Age: Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, approximately 8,500 to 6,500 BC. Origin: Northern Sahara Desert, Morocco, North Africa. Hand axe measurements. Length: 12.7 cm Width: 4.4 cm Depth: 2.6 cm Approximate weight: 0,154 g Learn More
  10. New Caspian Culture Stone Age Pallet 164mm

    Capsian Culture Stone Age Pallet 164mm

    £392.00
    Caspian Culture Stone Age Quern grinding stone (pallet?) artefact the fine grained stone object discovered in the western Saharan ténéré of North Africa. Type: Neolithic grinding stone. Age: Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, approximately 10,000 to 6,000 BC. Origin: Northern Sahara Desert, North Africa. Dimensions. Height: 4.5 cm Width: 16.3 cm Depth: 10.8 cm Approximate weight: 0,737 g Learn More
  11. New Neolithic Stone Age Quern 424mm

    Neolithic Stone Age Quern 424mm

    £392.00
    A large Quern Grinding Stone of typical Neolithic period (Capsian culture), form. Discovered on an open site find in the western Sahara ténéré, North Africa. Type: Neolithic grinding stone. Age: Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, approximately 8,500 to 6,500 BC. Origin: Northern Sahara Desert, North Africa. Dimensions. Height: 5.0 cm Width: 28.9 cm Length: 42.4 cm Approximate weight: 6,100 g Learn More
  12. Neolithic Stone Age Hand Tool 110mm

    Neolithic Stone Age Hand Tool 110mm

    £442.00
    Banded stone Neolithic hand adze, with palate of colour banding of the ancient chert stone. Once a prized possession to an ancestor, captivated by the chalcedony stone as much as we may be today. Read the full description below... Type: Neolithic hand axe. Age: Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, approximately 8,500 to 6,500 BC. Origin: Northern Sahara Desert, Morocco, North Africa. Hand axe measurements. Length: 11 cm Width: 4.5 cm Depth: 1.8 cm Approximate weight: 0,122 g Learn More
  13. New Decorated Neolithic Fragment 133mm

    Decorated Quern Stone Fragment 133mm

    £457.00
    Decorated Quern Grinding Stone Fragment 133mm in overall length, a most unusual fragment of originally larger quern type grinding stone which has suffered the ravages of the millennia, desert found in the Saharan North African desert. Type: Neolithic grinding stone. Age: Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, approximately 8,500 to 6,500 BC. Origin: Northern Sahara Desert, Morocco, North Africa. Hand axe measurements. Height: 8.7 cm Width: 13.3 cm Depth: 4.4 cm Approximate weight: 0,988 g Learn More
  14. New Neolithic Hand Axe 143mm

    Neolithic Hand Axe 143mm

    £472.00
    The surface of this Neolithic hand tool is of a fine grade, the once polished surface still holds the quality of the manufacturer centuries post his work. An exceptional piece of history from a classic collection zone in North Africa. Read more below... Type: Neolithic hand axe. Age: Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, approximately 8,500 to 6,500 BC. Origin: Northern Sahara Desert, Morocco, North Africa. Hand axe measurements. Length: 14.3 cm Depth: 4.3 cm Approximate weight: 0,743 g Learn More
  15. Acheulean Hand Axe 197mm

    New Stone Age Hand Axe 197mm

    £482.00
    New Stone Age Hand Axe 197mm set onto museum quality bronze mount, this forms part of our fine range of bronze mounted artefacts from prehistoric periods. The Neolithic hand axe superbly presented yet able to be removed for study. Read the fuller description and condition report below... Type: Neolithic flint hand axe. Age: Neolithic era, approximately 10,000 to 5,000 BCE Origin: Ténéré Central Sahara desert, Mali and Niger borders, Africa. New stone age hand axe dimensions. Height: 15.4 cm Width: 7.0 cm Depth: 2.9 cm New stone age hand axe weight: 0.386 kg New stone age hand axe on stand dimensions. Height: 19.7 cm Width: 7.0 cm Depth: 5.0 cm On stand weight: 0.525 kg Learn More
  16. New Stone Age Hand Axe 176mm

    Stone Age Hand Axe 176mm

    £482.00
    New Stone Age chert Hand Axe set onto museum quality bronze mount, this superb artefact forms part of our group of bronze mounted artefacts from prehistoric periods. The Neolithic hand axe superbly presented yet able to be removed for study. Read the fuller description and condition report below... Type: Neolithic flint hand axe. Age: Neolithic era, approximately 10,000 to 5,000 BCE Origin: Ténéré Central Sahara desert, Mali and Niger borders, Africa. New stone age hand axe dimensions. Height: 13.1 cm Width: 5.0 cm Depth: 1.8 cm New stone age hand axe weight: 0.386 kg New stone age hand axe on stand dimensions. Height: 17.6 cm Width: 7.0 cm Depth: 5.0 cm On stand weight: 0.269 kg Learn More
  17. Neolithic Stone Hand Axe 104mm

    Neolithic Stone Hand Axe 104mm

    £492.00
    A chunky Neolithic stone age hand adze, with excellent preservation with a attractive palate of colours. Perhaps once a prized possession to one of our ancestors, captivated by the chalcedony stone as much as we may be today. Read the full description below... Type: Neolithic hand axe. Age: Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, approximately 8,500 to 6,500 BC. Origin: Northern Sahara Desert, Morocco, North Africa. Hand axe measurements. Length: 10.4 cm Width: 7.2 cm Depth: 4.4 cm Approximate weight: 0,383 g Learn More
  18. Neolithic Hand Adze 122mm

    Neolithic Hand Adze 122mm

    £592.00
    Neolithic Stone Age Hand Adze of unique qualities, once a prized possession of a neolithic owner, perhaps captivated by the coloured chert stone which exhibits most unusual and attractive colourations. Read the full description below... Type: Neolithic hand axe. Age: Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, approximately 8,500 to 6,500 BC. Origin: Northern Sahara Desert, Morocco, North Africa. Hand axe measurements. Length: 12.2 cm Width: 5.4 cm Depth: 2.4 cm Approximate weight: 0,242 g Learn More
  19. New Neolithic grinding stone

    Neolithic Hedghog Grinding Stone 150mm

    £792.00
    Neolithic Hedgehog Grinding Stone implement, an important artefact from the New Stone Age, the Neolithic brought forth advances in new technologies which are evident in the development of stone tools and in ritualistic stone artefacts. The hedgehog stone shows a stylistic sense of consciousness as early man developed from the basic utilitarian type objects into an expression of his imagination and to adorn objects with stylistic forms and create art within his endeavours to produce objects of beauty. A rare and important Neolithic artefact. Type: Neolithic grinding stone. Age: Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, approximately 8,500 to 6,500 BC. Origin: Northern Sahara Desert, Morocco, North Africa. Hand axe measurements. Height: 8.8 cm Width: 15 cm Depth: 9.5 cm Approximate weight: 2,046 g Learn More
  20. New Bronze Surmounted Neolithic Axe 213mm

    Bronze Surmounted Neolithic Axe 213mm

    £892.00
    A surmounted Neolithic adze tool having a textured grip surface to the body while retaining the cutting edge polished in prehistory, still narrow and retaining a fine polished edge created by an ancestor manufacturer many centuries ago. An exceptional piece of history discovered in a classic collection zone of North Africa. Read more below... Type: Neolithic hand axe. Age: Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, approximately 8,500 to 6,500 BC. Origin: Northern Sahara Desert, Morocco, North Africa. Hand axe measurements. Length: 17.0 cm Depth: 4.5 cm width: 5.4 cm Approximate weight: 0,770 g Learn More
  21. New Fine Neolithic Awl

    Fine Neolithic Awl 85mm

    £992.00
    Fine Neolithic Awl 85mm. A rare Neolithic Awl, exceptional discovery from an open desert site. The preservation for a bone or antler awl is incredible. Possibly from deer antler. A great prehistoric artefact find. Read the full description below... Type: Bone or Antler Awl. TBA Age: Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, approximately 8,500 to 6,500 BCE. Origin: Western Sahara desert, Morocco, North Africa. Awl length measurement: 8.5 cm Approximate weight: 6 g Learn More
  22. New Neolithic Hand Axe 230mm

    Neolithic Hand Axe 230mm

    £1,322.00
    An exquisite Neolithic hand axe 230mm, with excellent preservation with a pleasant palate of cove browns. No doubt once a prized possession to our ancestors, captivated as much as we are today by the fine grade of the stone, honed thousands of years ago and preserved kindly by time. With a soft smooth exterior to the touch, derived from continuos handling conditions with partial wear to the edge, exhibiting an exquisite fineness of mastered form and possibly once surmounted onto a wooden shaft and attached by leather or reed straps. Time has been extremely kind to this artefact, evident in the photographs and to see in person is something quite wondrous. With a minor chip to the finer edge, approximately 5mm by 3mm deep, this is more prominent on one side, which is expected with all artefacts, let alone one of this size. We don't often see neolithic artefacts of this calibre so we only wish it finds a good home where it can be admired for all to see. Type: Neolithic hand axe. Age: Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, approximately 8,500 to 6,500 BC. Origin: Northern Sahara Desert, Morocco, North Africa. Hand axe measurements. Length: 23 cm Width: 8.5 cm Depth: 2.5 cm Approximate weight: 0,679 g Learn More
  23. New Neolithic Hand Axe 261mm

    Neolithic Hand Axe 261mm

    £1,472.00
    Surmounted Neolithic hand tool having a textured grip with a finely polished cutting edge in prehistory, now still narrowly shaped and retaining the fine polished edge of our ancestor manufacturer centuries after his deliberations. An exceptional piece of history discovered in a classic collection zone of North Africa. Read more below... Type: Neolithic hand axe. Age: Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, approximately 8,500 to 6,500 BC. Origin: Northern Sahara Desert, Morocco, North Africa. Overall measurements in stand. Height: 26.1 cm Depth: 6.2 cm width: 7.5 cm Hand axe measurements. Length: 17.0 cm Depth: 4.5 cm width: 5.4 cm Approximate weight: 1,145 g Learn More
  24. New Hematite Hand Axe

    Hematite Hand Axe 125mm

    £1,922.00
    Hematite Hand Axe 125mm in length fashioned by Neolithic hands some 10,200 to 8,800 years ago. The extremely rare manufactured hematite hand axe of exceedingly good proportions produced from a hematite pebble by neanderthal hands from of the Neolithic era. Collected from the Western desert of Morocco, the northern Sahara, in the late 20th century. Type: Hematite hand axe. Age: Neolithic era, Capsian tradition, approximately 10,200 to 8800 BCE. (Eurasia). Origin: Unclassified desert site, Northern Sahara Desert, Morocco, North Africa. Hand axe measurements. Length: 12.5 cm Width: 6.5 cm Depth: 4 cm Approximate weight: 938 g Learn More