publication . Article . 2012

Los procesos técnicos de la cantería durante la Segunda Edad del Hierro en el occidente de la meseta

Rodríguez Hernández, Jesús;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca (España)
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
This paper reconstructs the technical processes involved in producing the stone works made by the communities of Western Iberia during the Late Iron Age. For this study, we use both archaeological and ethnographic data. We analyze the characteristics of granite, the extraction process in the quarry, the available means of transport, the tools used and the carving process, focusing analysis on the zoomorphic sculptures known as “verracos”. Assessment of these technical aspects is essential for the analysis of the finished products and constitutes a first step in better understanding the status of stonemasons within the protohistoric societies of the Western Iberi...
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free text keywords: Prehistoria, Arqueología, Prehistory, Archaeology
Communities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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