Paleolithic Artefacts of Libyan Silica Desert Glass
Already in stone-age times Libyan desert glass was known. Like flintstone in other parts of the world, theses hard natural glass was used to build sharp tools. Actually, about 10% of the desert glass finds have signs of human use. Often they partially dissapeared by the sandy winds during the ages. However, some specimens were covered safely long time by th desert sand and are in very good condition. During our expedition to the "Great Sand Sea" in the Libyan desert 2003, we were lucky to find several of these outstanding relicts. The items are authentic, i.e. made thousands of years ago. Different forms of the tools, like blades, graters/scrapers show their different application.