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Aterian Point

SKU:
OT-SH0004
Origin:
Taouz Region, Tafilalet, Morocco
Age:
45,000-25,000 Years Old
Dimensions:
~1.5"
$15.00
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ATERIAN POINT

THE SCIENCE

The Aterian is a Middle Stone Age stone tool industry centered in North Africa. The earliest Aterian dates to c. 150,000 years ago, around the beginning of the Last Interglacial, when the environment of North Africa began to ameliorate. The Aterian disappeared around 20,000 years ago.

THE STORY

The Aterian is associated with early Homo sapiens at a number of sites in Morocco. As the points are small and lightweight, it is likely that they were not used directly with the hand, but instead thrown like a dart. These stone tools are a fascinating link with our ancestors! 

This is a natural product with natural variations. Your item will resemble the pictured example.

SKU:                                       OT-SH0004
Origin:                                  Taouz Region, Tafilalet, Morocco
Dimensions:                      0.25"W x 0.5"L x 1.5"H
Age:                                       45,000-25,000 Years Old
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