4,500-year-old ivory statuettes found in Portugal

Published on August 14th, 2012 | by Admin

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20 ivory statuettes, estimated to be about 4,500 years old, have been found during an archaeological dig in Portugal.

This is the first time pieces with such characteristics have appeared in Portugal”, Valério told Lusa News Agency, adding that similar finds had been made earlier in southern Spain.

He said the statuettes appeared to be funeral objects as they were discovered in an area of the Perdigões archaeological complex which had been used for cremations between the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age.

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