This, according to the apt definition of “dictionary” V. dal “lopaty shell pick, vygreba, nawalka and suction loose bodies” is one of the most ancient instruments. Its history began in ancient times, when our distant ancestor, for the first time armed with a digging stick.
Since then, all kind of shovels did not come into the light! From gardening to steel (classification by applications), from basic rectangular to combined, with additional cuttings and blades (classification according to external appearance and design). Many of the original shovels created and our readers (see, for example, “M-K” 8’71, 5’73, 10’81, 3’85, 8’91).