Petroglyph of Poza da Lagoa 1


Description:
This group is formed by five rocks, located very close to each other. Rock 2 – Rock 5 form part of the Poza da Lagoa Group 1 of Costas Goberna -1985. • ROCK 1: Situated 19m E of the petroglyph of Poza da Lagoa -II (GA36045019). Horizontal granite rock with smooth surface, situated at ground level. Within the general placement previously referred to, this rock is situated on a small step. Maximum measurements of the rock: 1.60m (N-S) by 2m (E-W). The carvings are not very visible. It appears to correspond to Poza da Lagoa Group 6 of Costas/Domínguez/Rodríguez -1990 -91. Two groups of motifs were recorded: - Group no. 1: circumference of “irregular” form, 50cm in diameter with two cupmarks, measuring 3 and 4cm, in its interior. - Group no. 2: group of five cupmarks situated to the NW of the previous group; diameters: 4cm, 4cm, 5cm, 6cm and 8 cm • ROCK 2: Situated 10m SE of Rock 1. Horizontal granite rock with irregular convex surface, located at ground level.

Within the general placement previously referred to, this rock is situated on another small step, situated higher up than Rock 1, beside the depression of Poza da Lagoa. Maximum measurements of the rock: 1.75m (N-S) by 1.60m (E-W). The carvings occupy a protruding zone of the rock of 35cm (N-S) by 32cm (E-W) and have been repicked. Three motifs were recorded: - Motif no. 1: cruciform with "pseudocircular" base (22cm by 10cm). - Motif no. 2: Situated to S of the previous motif; cruciform with triangular base, framed by two other lines (20cm by 8cm) - Motif no. 3: a “pectiform” motif (comb-shaped) with six teeth (20cm by 9cm). • ROCK 3: Situated 2.50m NE of Rock 2. Horizontal granite rock with flat surface (somewhat irregular in places), situated at ground level. Within the general placement previously referred to, this rock is situated on the same small step as Rock 2, although it is oriented more towards the depression of Poza da Lagoa. Maximum measurements of the rock: 2.30m (N-S) by 1.50m, (E-W).

The carvings are barely visible, and occupy an area of approx. 75cm (N-S) by 60cm (E-W) Description: the bibliographic references speak of the presence of a reticulate, curved element, and a cupmark, but only the latter (8cm in diameter) could be clearly recorded. With relation to the rest only indistinguishable grooves appear. • Rock 4: Situated 2.50m SE of Rock 3. Horizontal granite rock with irregular, rounded, convex surface, situated at ground level. Its location is similar to that of the previous rock, but it is right beside a relatively frequently used dirt track. Maximum measurements of the rock: 3.50m (N-S) by 2.35m (E-W). Two motifs were identified (not very visible): - Motif no. 1: circle, 33cm in diameter, with another smaller circle (10cm) in its interior (not exactly in the centre), from which an appendix, 34cm long, extends in a NE direction; also within the large circle, situated in its N part, there are at least five cupmarks, 3cm in diameter, and in the centre of the smaller circle a cupmark of the same size. - Motif no. 2: Situated 1m NE of the previous motif; square with rounded corners, 22cm by 18cm, with a central cupmark, 2cm in diameter.

ROCK 5: Situated 5m to the N of Rock 4. Sloped (following the natural slope of land) granite rock with smooth surface, situated 12cm above ground level. The rock has straight cuts in the S and W part, the result of old quarrying work. Its location is similar  to that of the previous rock, but it is found in the N extreme of the depression. Maximum measurements of the rock: 5.60m (N-S) by 4.50m (E-W).

The carvings, which are very eroded, cover a surface of 52cm (N-S) by 20cm (E-W). A single motif was recorded, consisting of a curving line, 50cm long, to which are attached three short lines (17cm, 20cm, and 22cm) and an elliptical shape with a straight groove, 18cm long, in its interior; this group is “framed” by various natural fissures of the rock.

Credits