Prehistoric, Paleolithic Quartzite HAND AXES - (3)

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Prehistoric, Paleolithic Quartzite HAND AXES - (3)
PALEOLITHIC HAND AXES FROM MY FATHERS PEDRO DIAZ ALVAREZ PRIVATE COLLECTION - Portugal

3 PRETTY, MEDIUM SIZE, HAND AXES FOUND ON THE NORTH BEACH OF VIANA DO CASTELO, PORTUGAL.
AS ALMOST ALL THE ARTIFACTS OF THE ANCORIANSE CULTURE, THEY ARE CARVED ON ONE SIDE ONLY AND ARE MADE FROM QUARTZITE PEBBLES THAT FORM EXTENSIVE QUATERNARY TERRACES ALONG THE GALICIAN AND PORTUGUESE COAST.

PIECE 1: PROTO - "PICO" HAND AXE WITH A MORE POINTED END THAN THE OTHER TWO, IT CONSTITUTES AN EXAMPLE OF TRANSITION TOWARDS A MORE SLENDER AND TECHNICALLY ADVANCED TYPOLOGY.
11 x 11 cm 700 GRAMS

PIECE 2: HAND AXE CARVED ON AN OVAL SHAPED PEBBLE.
12 X 9 CM. 600 GRAMS

PIECE 3: HAND AXE. LATERAL AND LOWER CARVING JOB
12 X 9 CM. 700 GRAMS

PROVENANCE: FROM MY FATHERS THE GALICIAN ARQUAEOLOGIST AND WRITER PEDRO DIAZ ALVAREZ COLLECTION.
ALL THESE PIECES WERE FOUND AND COLLECTED DURING THE 60S AND 70S. SOME OF THEM CAN BE SEEN IN GALICIAN MUSEUMS.
100% ORIGIN AND AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEED.

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Lot details
Culture
Prehistoric, Paleolithic
Material
Quartzite
Number of objects
3
Object
HAND AXES
Century/ Timeframe
PALEOLITHIC HAND AXES FROM MY FATHERS PEDRO DIAZ ALVAREZ PRIVATE COLLECTION
Origin
Portugal
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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