Archaeologists Discover a 25,000-year-old Pendant in Spain

This Pendant about 25,000 years old, was found in Irikaitz dig in the Basque Country in northern Spain, archaeologists from Sociedad ARANZADI.

The work, elongated smooth gray stone some 10 cm (4 inches) in length, perforated at one end and apparently was suspended belt or cord around the neck of the person by the Director of excavations, Alvaro Arrizabalaga, who added that the second end of the stone was used as tool for retouching flint tools from the edges, such as arrows or scraper.

The building dates from the epoch Cromagnon.

Arrizabalaga said pendant is older than the other, as yet found items in the cave Praileaitz, estimated at about 15,000 years old.

In addition, he said that there were “about 20 pieces from the same era” found on the Iberian peninsula, to date, with a special unifying element that always were found in caves.

“The song is very well preserved and we were fortunate to be able to remove without damaging in any way” by digging near the town of Zestoa, Arrizabalaga said.

The leader of the dig said tag “does not need any other restaurant,” and after studying the experts, and include it in the collection Cromagnon discoveries are in place, it will be in the hands of the public museum.

“Twenty five thousand years, people of our species came to this place, which served as a hunting place for wandering groups of” archaeologist said, adding that groups of people “moved eight times a year to areas where they were certain types of resources.”

Deposit Irikaitz, where archaeologists have started work in 1998, is known for being the place to discoveries of pieces to 250,000 years, a period when the ancestor of Homo sapiens still in existence.

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