Geometric-linear marks (on bones)

GROTTA MARISA

A plentiful graphic repertoire of geometric and linear engravings, with repeated combined patterns which can also regard both faces. Isolated bundles of parallel lines are predominant, followed by polidirectional bundles of orthogonal lines which comprise complex graphemes. The striped pattern is present in different variations. There are short linear sections, in series or in groups engraved along the edges of the support, and unorganized linear signs dispersed on the surfaces.

Subject

Abstract

Category

Mobiliare

Raw material

Materia dura animale

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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