The carved rock of Balma Guilanyà (Prepyrenees of Lleida) and the esolithic art in the Iberian Peninsula

Jorge Martínez-Moreno, Valentín Villaverde, Rafael Mora Torcal

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Abstract

A carved rock with geometric and/or abstract signs discovered at the Balma Guilanyà site has made possible the analysis of the artistic patterns developed after theend of the Upper Palaeolithic in the Iberian Mediterraneanregion. Archaeo-stratigraphic, chronometric andchrono-cultural attributes link this finding to the Mesolithic, probably during the tenth millennium cal BP. Graphic analysis and the comparison with different kindsof representations from this same area allows the evaluationof the problematic that surrounds the characterization of West Mediterranean Mesolithic art.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-173
JournalTrabajos de Prehistoria
Volume68
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

Keywords

  • Balma guilanyà
  • Early holocene
  • Mesolithic
  • Portable art
  • Western mediterranean

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