- 10.000 years  19th century

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The swing plough

Dental swing plough
Tunisia, 2nd half of the 20th century
Donation from François Labouesse, Agropolis Museum collections
© Agropolis-Museum

The swing plough and the plough substituted or completed working tools such as the hoe.

The swing plough is a symetrical tool : the soil was split open with similarities from each side of the furrow. In this case it is a light swing plough so-called « dental » ( shaft in the rear part of the stock) allowing work on a light or sandy soil.

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