Stone tools are the oldest traces of human activity. The Paleolithic Period is defined as the time from the first use of stone tools around two million years ago, to the end of the Pleistocene Period, around 12,000 years ago. The Neolithic Period follows this and leads up to the eventual human discovery of metal.
Our offerings are exclusively Early Man tools and weapons from the oldest known human regions of the world, Africa and Europe. We do not sell any artifacts from North America as they are lacking in the rich history and age of human origins.
Fine quality Paleolithic and Neolithic tools from Africa and Europe are rare and often move from one private collection to the next as most sites are now depleted, destroyed, and/or protected by law forbidding modern day digging. It is probable by simple logistics, that over time, high grade stone tools from Africa and the Old World, will appreciate in value as demand continues to outpace the finite supply circulating amongst collectors that buy pieces and never resell. Investment aside, no historical collection should be without representative tools of our ancestors. To hold a prehistoric stone tool in your hand is an awe-inspiring experience when one realizes that a primitive human personally created the tool specifically for their own needs and held that same tool in their hand, relying upon its use for their very survival.
Every prehistoric Early Man stone tool in this section, is authentic and comes with a certificated lifetime guarantee of authenticity, condition and correct identification. All artifacts were acquired from old private collections with many still having intact collection labels.