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    i remember posting about this remarkable find at the time of its discovery. But some may have missed it, and I did not see the handle for the big dagger at the time. All worth a second look...

    https://www.dailygrail.com/2016/09/t...istoric-spain/

    http://bellbeakerblogger.blogspot.co...es-garcia.html

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  • #2
    That is truly a work of art... do you have any crystal quart points like that Charlie? I’ve found bits and pieces of stuff that would’ve been incredible but nothing even remotely this perfect
    I’d have a beer with the jacks reef people

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    • CMD
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      Not like that! Some small stems and triangles...

  • #3
    Did you find that Charlie

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    • #4
      Ok saw the link weeww that threw me off in awe

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      • #5
        That's one outrageous artifact! I wonder if the lg. crystal was 'thinned' to the proper thickness by grinding before the edge work was done. Was probably an arduous task..
        If the women don\'t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.

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        • CMD
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          Good question, Don. It seems possible looking at it.

        • Olden
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          Apparently this royal person was treated like a god - I guess no task was too great, as long as you had plenty of minions to do the work (as is the time honored tradition) Interesting links Charlie: I did miss it the first time around. Thanks for the repost!

      • #6
        Interesting reading Charlie. I can't even begin to imagine how hard that crystal quartz would have been to knap and how long it would have taken. Like Olden says "arduous task." I noticed that only the outer blade edges are worked while the medial area is opaque. Is that why Olden was suggesting thinning by grinding. Beautiful work. Thanks for the repost Charlie - very informative.
        Pickett/Fentress County, Tn - Any day on this side of the grass is a good day. -Chuck-

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        • Olden
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          Hey Chuck, being that a quartz crystal is six sided, it would put them in the 'hunky' dept. - not a knapper, but how else would one go about reducing such a lithic without damage? Maybe someone here can better explain to both of us..

      • #7
        I did not read the full ResearchGate article, available at the Daily Grail link. So I don't know if the dagger was produced from an actual crystal, or from a large chunk of crystalline quartz. Quartz occurs as veins within other rocks, and not just as crystals, but I too am not a knapper, nor a geologist, nor an authority on quartz.

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        • #8
          I was equally impressed by the group of smaller points...I don’t know the type, but they were all the same...and phenomenal.

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            • #10
              All very interesting, the Dagger is astounding! The 25 grave occupants (possible all female?!?) Is mind bogglingly creepy! Looks like this prince might gave been a little -no, lot on the spoiled side... The arrow points are interesting and remind me of those from Marden Henge. Those Neolithic/ copper age knappers were skilled!! Like something out of "Lord of the Rings" or a fantasy sci fi video game... Wow!

              Josh (Ky/Tn collector)

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