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Miscellaneous objects - Weapons and tools

Bone axe, Khant Neolithic site (St. Louis), 5000 – 3000 BC, 8.1 x 3.7 x 2 cm

Bone axe, Khant Neolithic site (St. Louis), 5000 – 3000 BC, 8.1 x 3.7 x 2 cm

© Laboratoire de Préhistoire-Protohistoire de l’IFAN/UCAD, Senegal
Bone harpoon and fishhook, Khant Neolithic site (St. Louis), 5000 – 3000 BC, harpoon: approx. 10 x 1.5 cm; fishhook: 5 x 3 x 0.8 cm

Bone harpoon and fishhook, Khant Neolithic site (St. Louis), 5000 – 3000 BC, harpoon: approx. 10 x 1.5 cm; fishhook: 5 x 3 x 0.8 cm

© Laboratoire de Préhistoire-Protohistoire de l’IFAN/UCAD, Senegal
Terracotta braiding disc, Aroundou (Tambacounda), 10th – 11th c. AD, 2.4 x Ø 8.6 cm

Terracotta braiding disc, Aroundou (Tambacounda), 10th – 11th c. AD, 2.4 x Ø 8.6 cm

© Laboratoire de Préhistoire-Protohistoire de l’IFAN/UCAD, Senegal
Iron Eben (ceremonial sword), Edo people, Kingdom of Benin - Nigeria, 19th – mid-20th c. AD, 96.52 x 17.78 x 20.32 cm

Iron Eben (ceremonial sword), Edo people, Kingdom of Benin - Nigeria, 19th – mid-20th c. AD, 96.52 x 17.78 x 20.32 cm

© Yale University Art Gallery, USA

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Material
Terracotta | Wood | Bones | Stone | Metals
Type
Tools and weapons | Tools
Details
Terracotta, wood, bone, stone, iron. Neolithic hunting and fishing tools and axe heads (polished stone). Arrowheads, possibly serrated. Metal daggers. Braiding discs, may be decorated with geometric incisions. Triangular wooden pulleys, topped by a head or sculpted scene.
Red List
Red List of West African Cultural Objects at Risk
Countries
Benin | Burkina Faso | Côte d'Ivoire | Guinea-Bissau | Niger | Nigeria | Senegal | Togo
Period
20,000 BC – 19th century AD