Northern Africa, Sahara Desert, Neolithic period, ca. 6000 to 3500 BCE. A handsome, wonderfully proportioned, dark green chert stone tool used for skinning and slicing, hand-knapped into a thin ovoid with uniformly sharp edges. During this time period, weather conditions called the Neolithic Subpluvial meant that the Sahara was a green, fertile landscape; cultures that produced rock art flourished during this time period. The people who lived here had plentiful game to hunt and lived in a place with savannahs and woodlands in which they could have a sustainable hunter-gatherer lifestyle. These people also produced some of the oldest pottery in the world and, from about 5000 BCE, had domesticated cattle, sheep, and goats. Size: 3.05" W x 3.6" H (7.7 cm x 9.1 cm)
Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-private German collection
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