Geröllkeulen en Spitzhauen uit Nederland, in het bijzonder de provincie Drenthe
Dutch Geröllkeulen and Spitzhauen, particularly from the province of Drenthe. This paper presents the preliminary results of an ongoing study of stone maceheads and stone picks from the Netherlands (especially the province of Drenthe), with respect to chronology, typomorphology, geographical distribution, raw material, technology, function and context. The results include the first two radiocarbon dates (Late Mesolithic) for perforated maceheads in the Netherlands. Some conclusions are that maceheads and picks are closely related morphologically, and that these types were fashioned out of rocks collected locally or in the region. Metrical analyses suggest that picks were hafted tools. Furthermore, part of the ‘cupped pebbles’ should be considered preforms of perforated maceheads.