Libyan glass microlith

  • Brand: Egipto
  • Product Code: UP461
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 25.00€

Location: Sahara desert, Egypt. 

Measures: 2,6 cm x 1,4 cm 

Microliths are lithic artifacts intentionally carved by humans, especially during prehistory, of extremely small size. In this case, the microlith is a SCRAPER.

Libyan glass is an impactite, made mainly of lechatelierite, found in the Sahara region located between Egypt and Libya, formed by the impact of a meteorite that melted sedimentary rocks. The impact crater is not yet known, but bubbles with elements typical of meteorites have been found inside the Libyan glass, which were trapped in the collision and fusion process. The glass in the Libyan Desert has been dated to have formed about 29 million years ago.

Libyan glass has been used since ancient times to make lithic tools during the Pleistocene and funerary amulets, some found in the tombs of the pharaohs.

 

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