Selection of pieces

HACHA PLANA DE BRONCE

FLAT BRONZE AXE

Bronze.

Length: 12 cm.  Maximum width: 6.7 cm.  Maximum thickness: 1.9 cm.

Late prehistory. Around 1500 B.C.

 

Origin

Cueva de Las Motillas. Jerez de la Frontera. Cádiz.

 

Description

Trapezoidal shape with concave sides ending in a curved blade edge and a straight base forming an angle with the sides. Made in a cast or mould. Trapezoidal models are considered to be the most modern of flat axes from the Middle Bronze Age. In the same cave where this piece was found was a recess with another forty-five axes hidden inside a vessel. According to archaeologists, this concealment must have been the result of an emergency when the cave was still inhabited.

 

Bibliography

- González, R.; Barrionuevo, F. y  Aguilar,  L. (1997): Museo Arqueológico Municipal de Jerez de la Frontera. 'Municipal Archaeological Museum of Jerez de la Frontera'  Ayuntamiento de Jerez, p. 63.

 

- Sancha, de. S. (1988): “Un importante escondrijo del Bronce en la cueva de “La Motilla”. Ubrique, Cádiz: sus relaciones con el estrecho de Gibraltar”. Actas del Congreso Internacional “El Estrecho de Gibraltar” . Madrid, pp. 347-355.

 

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