geometric-linear engravings (on pebble)

GROTTA MARISA

Series of etchings almost exclusively on bone. The only element in stone is a pebble with notches on the edge and with traces of red ocher.

Subject

Abstract

Category

Mobiliare

Raw material

Stone

Technique

Engraving

Layer

mesolithic layer

Chronology

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Item code

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Relative chronology
Sauveterrian

The Sauvetterian was a peculiar facies of the Ancient Mesolithic, found across Europe and characterised by the intensive production of peculiar small instruments (with a length of around 1-2 cm). Of a geometric form, called "armatures" or "microliths", these instruments were used not only as arrowheads, but they were also inserted into the sides of wooden shafts.

Gallery
Bibliography
CREMONESI G., 1992, Manifestazioni d'arte mobiliare dai livelli epigravettiani di Grotta delle Veneri di Parabita e da Grotta Marisa presso Otranto (Lecce), Atti IIPP XXVIII, pp. 303-314.
MARTINI F., 2016, L'arte paleolitica e mesolitica in Italia, Millenni. Studi di archeologia preistorica, 12, Firenze.

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