Aranzadi Zientzi Elkarteko arkeologoek 25.000 urteko antzinatasuna kalkulatzen zaion harrizko zintzilikario bat aurkitu dute. Aurkikuntza, Zestoatik gertu Irakaizko kobazuloan egin dena, oso egoera onean dago eta Goi Paleolitokoa da, grabetisekoa zehazki.

Itxura denez, duela 25.000 urtetik hona, euskaldunak gidatu dituen espiritu praktikoa berresten badugu, badirudi zintzilikarioak ez zuela funtzio apaingarririk. Ikertzaileak ziur daude gainera, silexezko ahoak zorrozteko tresna bat zela, eta beti zintzilik eramaten zela eskura izateko.

FoxNews – 2011/8/10 – AEB

Archaeologists uncover 25,000-year-old pendant in Spain

A pendant some 25,000 years old has been found in the Irikaitz dig in northern Spain’s Basque region by archaeologists from the Sociedad Aranzadi. The piece, an oblong gray smooth stone some 10 centimeters (4 inches) in length, is perforated at one end and apparently was hung from a thong or cord around a person’s neck, according to the director of the excavation, Alvaro Arrizabalaga, who added that the other end of the stone was used as a tool to retouch the edges of tools made from flint, like arrows or scrapers.

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SCI News – 2011/12/28 – AEB

Basque Archaeologists Found 25,000-Year-Old Pendant

This stone pendant was found at the Irikaitz dig site, according to a press release from the University of the Basque Country. The Irikaitz archaeological site is located in town of Zestoa in the Basque Country, Spain, 14 m away from a bank of the Urola River.

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