grotta del caviglione

Ventimiglia (IM) - Liguria

It is part of the important complex of the grotte Balzi Rossi, under investigation since the mid-nineteenth century.
La grotta di Caviglione was excavated on several occasions between 1958 and 1982.
Among the evidences we report a burial in the grave of an individual, with outfit, probably dating back to the Aurignacian.
The presence of parietal art was advised by Giuseppe Vicino.
Currently it seems totally devoid of archaeological deposit.

Historical framework
Upper Paleolithic

Coinciding with the arrival of the species Homo sapiens in Europe was the most recent phase of the Paleolithic (between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago). Here, we see a break with the previous cultural traditions of the Neanderthals, and the beginning of a series of utilitarian and symbolic practices which developed in the millennia leading up to the arrival of the Neolithic. The presence of strategically located settlements, subsistence practices based on hunting and gathering, the modality of funerary rites and the beginning of the figurative art allow us to follow the transformation of the earliest sapiens cultures.


Upper Generic Paleolithic

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