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Mesolithic quartzite Asturian Pick tool

M132

£180.00

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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.

Culture
Portugal, Asturia (reputedly found near Vila Real), Mesolithic, c. 9500-6500 BC

Size
9.2 x 6 cms

Condition
Intact

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Yorkshire, UK; acquired late 20th Century

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