Petroglyph of Poza da Lagoa 2


Description:
This group, situated 18m NE of the Petroglyph of Poza da Lagoa -III (643604520), consists of three panels that all form part of the same large granite outcrop. It corresponds to Poza da Lagoa Group II of Costas Goberna -1985. -

ROCK 1: Granite rock with irregular surface, situated on an inclined plane (following the natural slope of the land. Maximum measurements of the rock: 3.30m (N-S) by 3.65m (E-W). The carvings cover an area of 1.10m (N-S) by 2.50m (E-W) and are oriented to the SSW. Twelve motifs have been recorded, although there could be more: -Motif no. 1: cupmark, 4cm in diameter -Motif no. 2: cupmark, 7cm in diameter -Motif no. 3: triangular dagger with hilt; length: 500cm; base of triangle: 24cm -Motif no. 4: incomplete triangular form (remains of a halberd?); length: 20cm; base of triangle: 17cm -Motif no. 5: halberd (length: 22cm; base: 17cm) with a haft 64cm long. -Motif no. 6: unidentifiable grooves. -Motif no. 7: halberd (length: 20cm; base: 16cm) with a haft 42cm in length, which terminates in another figure of oval form, measuring 25cm by 12cm (axe?). -Motif no. 8: dagger with lanceolate blade and hilt; length: 35cm -Motif no. 9: halberd (length: 20cm; base: 18cm) with a haft 74 cm in length (the haft actually corresponds to a natural fissure). -Motif no. 10: unidentifiable group of grooves. -Motif no. 11: unidentified grooves (possible dagger). -Motif no.12: oval cupmark, 8cm by 6cm - Motif no. 13: unidentified grooves with a 4cm cupmark -

ROCK 2: This is found on the same outcrop as Rock 1, but is separated from it by a large natural fissure to the E. As such the characteristics of the rock are the same as the previous case. Maximum measurements of rock: 2.75m (N-S) by 2.20m (E-W). The carvings occupy an area of 1.25m (N-S) by 1.35m (E-W) and are oriented to the SSW. Three motifs were recorded, although there could be more. -Motif no.1: group of eight cupmarks (3-4cm) aligned in two rows of three and one row of two, situated in the upper part. -Motif no. 2: Situated to NW of the previous motif; oval cupmark, 9cm by 7cm with a group of straight and curved grooves in which no concrete figure could be identified; carved surface: approx. 60cm (N- S) by 80cm (E-W). -Motif no. 3: “double” halberd situated N of motif no.2; the first halberd takes advantage of a natural fissure (length: 20cm; width: 10cm) with a possible haft 66cm in length; the second (length: 24cm; base 10cm) with a 37cm long haft.

 ROCK 3: This is found on the same outcrop as Rock 1 and Rock 2, separated from the latter by a large natural fissure to the E. As such the characteristics of the rock are the same as the previous cases. Maximum measurements of rock: 5.50m (N-S) by 3.20 m (E-W). The carvings occupy an area 1.10 m (N-S) by 2.50m (E-W) and are oriented to the SSW. Four motifs and a group of carvings were recorded, although there could possibly be more. -Motif no. 1: oval cupmark, 9cm by 7cm -Motif no. 2: cupmark, 6cm -Motif no. 3: sword or dagger, 60cm in length (including hilt) by 17cm maximum width. -Motif no. 4: Incomplete sword or dagger (only the distal part of the blade, measuring 38cm in length, appears). Situated 37 cm E of motif no.3. -Group no. 5: group formed by a large circumference, 2.60m in diameter, with straight grooves in the interior forming segments and angles; the type of groove suggests that it was produced relatively recently.

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