Prehistoric-Neolithic LOOM-FISHING WEIGHT 42MM

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Seller: richardthefossil (2.264) 100%, Location: Heswall, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 312835755405 Neolithic loom or fishing weight measuring 42mm diameter found in the North of Africa by an indigenous Berber travellers, herders roaming their flocks over sporadic outcrops of scrub vegetation which can quickly appear following rainfall, rainfall which can be as inconsistent as every seven years in these regions.These found artefacts find a way to the European market, being traded hand to hand through Berber merchants and dealers to the souks of Marrakech. This route, unfortunately, leaves gaps in the collecting history, we often gain a vague location, which country and perhaps a region of the desert, invariably no more location information. We can identify the implement and through experience and expertise in this region recognise the patina of the desert, the footprint of prehistory on these wonderful stone-age artefacts.Type: Neolithic Loom Weight. Open desert site find.Neolithic, Capsian Tradition, 8,500 to 6,500 BCE.Origin: Mali Desert, Morocco, North Africa.Loom measurements.Diameter: 4.2 cmWeight: 0.054 gSold with a certificate of authentication Condition: Excellent condition, as discovered in the Sahara Western desert, unbroken., Colour: Pink, Material: Stone, Type: Lamps, Provenance: Ownership History Available, Find: Open desert find, North Africa

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