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Quartz Microlith

5500 - 3200 BCE

Museo de  Almería

Museo de Almería
Almería, Spain

Earliest Agricultural and Stock-Rearing Societies

The diverse rocks found in the mountains of the area were an invaluable source of local raw materials. Scrapers, rasps, burins and drills, made in silex or Flint, and even in quartz, were still used for working with fur, wood, stone or seashells, whereas they used small tools called microliths (small blades and geometrics) for hunting, and from this period onwards, as sickle pieces for reaping.

Material: Quartz
Dimensions: Length 2,30 cm; Width 1,20 cm; Thickness 0,50 cm
Provenance: Cerro de la Chinchilla, Rioja (Almeria)

Details

  • Title: Quartz Microlith
  • Creator Lifespan: Null - Null
  • Date: 5500 - 3200 BCE
  • Type: Lithic industry

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