On the two sides of the pebble some deep linear engravings are present (see also Gavorrano, Farneta, Barma Grande). (cm 5,2 - 4,2 - 1,5)
The development of progressive regionalisation appeared in Europe as a result of the Second Pleniglacial. The central-eastern regions, up to the Atlantic and the Iberian Peninsula, maintained their cultural physiognomy with aspects which, in that part of Europe, have been termed the Solutrean, the Magdalenian and the Azilian (from 20,000 to 10,000 years ago). Italy distanced itselfculturally from this sphere, the peninsula take part in the wide province of the Epigravettian which encompassed the Mediterranean area of the continent from Provence up to Balkans and the Black Sea. In the 10,000 years that followed the end of the Upper Palaeolithic and the Pleistocene, the process of regionalisation became a generalised phenomenon. This also occurred in Italy, where a progressive and rapid detachment from French influence is documented. In the artistic field, this phenomenon brought about the birth of original styles and languages.
MARTINI F., 2016, L'arte paleolitica e mesolitica in Italia, Millenni. Studi di archeologia preistorica, 12, Firenze.
SAMMARTINO F., 1986, Oggetti di ornamento in steatite rinvenuti nel Livornese, Quad. Museo Storia Naturale Livorno, 7, pp. 119-126.