Mesolithic quartzite Asturian Pick toolM132
An Asturian Pick consisting of a quartzite pebble with one end chipped to form a pointed tool. Due to finds of closely associated shell middens, it is thought that these simple tools were used to extract/process shellfish.
Portugal, Asturia (reputedly found near Vila Real), Mesolithic, c. 9500-6500 BC
9.2 x 6 cms
Ex. private collection, Yorkshire, UK; acquired late 20th Century