The Celtic expansion in Europe (in grey), 6th-3rd century B.C.
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The main grouping of the Bell Beaker Network
8.18 Basal looped spearheads probably made in Ireland were exported to Norther France and North West Iberia along the Atlantic coast
The south-western Iberian Peninsula at the horizon of history. There are at least 90 known Tartessian inscriptions on stone concentrated in southern Portugal, with a wider scatter of fifteen over south-west Spain. (J. Koch, An atlas for Celtic studies (Oxford, 2008))
Referenced in the Bible and Roman and Phoenician writings, the location of the city of Tartessus remains a mystery.
Country and Environment. Map of the stela-statue discovery sites The Lunigiana is a closed territory at the border between Tuscany and Liguria. Its boundaries are the Tirrenian See (SW), The Apuane Alps (SE) and the Appennine Mountains (N). Most of the prehistoric monuments were found in the inner Lunigiana, just around the junction of the rivers Magra, Taverone and Aulella, while few stelae were discovered near the coast and only one (Zignago) in the Vara valley.