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Pic del Montgrí

Pic del Montgrí, on a porphyry pebble, Cau del Duc (Torroella de Montgrí, Baix Empordà), Lower Palaeolithic, 300,000-120,000 BC. Archaeology Museum of Catalonia, Girona.

Pic del Montgrí, on a porphyry pebble, Cau del Duc (Torroella de Montgrí, Baix Empordà), Lower Palaeolithic, 300,000-120,000 BC. Archaeology Museum of Catalonia, Girona.

The pic del Montgrí from the Cau del Duc cave is a pointed tool cut on one side only. It is made out of a porphyry pebble knapped by percussion with another stone.

The pebbles used to make these tools came from the Ter riverbed, at a short distance from the cave. Thanaks to the widespread dissemination of the literature this cave generated during the first half of the 20th century, a number of European prehistorians used the term pic del Montgrí to describe all one-sided pointed tools.

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