Early on, you can see Perdigoes tusks are pairs or halved pairs which are connected together and worn in the shape of a pectoral lunula. They are depicted both on the anthropomorphic Late Neolithic menhirs (in the paper) and also within the burial deposits.
moon goddess who was variously associated with the bow, the boar hunt, cow horns and the crescent shape. Although a feminine symbol, both boar's tusks, boar's tusk pendants and lunulae appear to be mostly associated with men at first, but may have been expressed by both sexes at different times and places.
(jet spacer lunulae appear to have been worn exclusively by British women)
|Perforations for connecting|
|A Late Neolithic Iberian figure with the typical 'facial tattoos' or 'mustache' of that era.|
Marfim No Recinto Calcolitico Dos Perdigoes (1): "Lunulas", Fragmentacao E Ontologia Dos Artegactos. Apontamentos de Arqueologia e Patrimonio - 5/2010 (www.nia-era.org) Antonio Carlos Valera. [Link]