Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Spearhead of rock crystal, Copper Age, Valencina de la Concepcion, Spain

                   I wonder what lurid stories this stone could tell.  Quite the piece of artistry.


  1. Likely belonged to a chieftain or a shaman....and yes, there has to be a serious back-story.

  2. I once had the opportunity on the Lassen-Applegate Trail to watch an old guy drape a piece of leather over his knee and he knapped a piece of obsidian into a spear head. A great tie to a time long past.

  3. Spent part of a Oregon high desert summer next door to a knapper. He was interesting and talented, and keeping the art alive.