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

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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
Number of pages15
JournalTrabajos de Prehistoria
Volume68
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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