Just like the pictures show. A beautiful tool from Camposancos, Galicia, Spain. Sometimes you love some of them in a different and irrational way.
This one measures 190 X 165 mm and weights 2240 grams.
Definitely, the very diverse typology of the "Ancoriense / Camposanquiense" lithic industry deserves a more in-depth study.
In my recent classification task, I have been even more surprised by the numerous types of tools found in such a limited area ( Even having lived surrounded by them since i was a child ) . Tools that differ on many occasions from others found in different areas of Spain and Portugal.
The fact that these artifacts have been found on the surface, undoubtedly hinders their chronological classification.
Its relationship with the "Asturiense" in the case of the "Picos" is more than probable, but here we find everything from hand axes of various designs to monstrous and mysterious rudimentary Choppers weighing up to 9 kilos (very scarce these), passing through Blades , scrapers, proto-knives, fishing weights, small perforators of 200 grams etc.
Unfortunately, museums and universities sometimes work like any other administrative entity. An exciting and enriching study is yet to be done.
- Prehistoric, Paleolithic
- Number of objects
- Paleolithic huge Chopper/Scraper 190 X 160 mm. 2240 grams. Spain. Pedro Díaz private collection
- Century/ Timeframe
- Good Condition, See Photo