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Lot 0583
**Originally Listed At $300**

Northern / Western Africa, Mauritania, Mesolithic Period, ca. 15000 to 5000 BCE. A warmly-colored orange and purple chert hand tool, made to be hafted and expertly knapped, with a thick profile, curved butt, and flat blade edge. The Mesolithic saw an explosion in blade technology for North Africa, which spread along the coastal regions. Size: 2.15" W x 5.75" H (5.5 cm x 14.6 cm)

Provenance: private southwestern Pennsylvania, USA collection

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#144657

Condition

Very limited pitting on stone surface and a few small chips from peripheries; overall very nicely preserved.

Starting Bid

$275

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Prehistoric Mesolithic Mauritanian Chert Hand Tool

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