LUINE - darfo boario terme

Darfo Boario Terme (BS) - Lombardia

The Luine site, on the eastern slopes of the Orobian Pre-Alps in the Camonica Valley, was investigated between 1968 and 1970 by E. Anati who observed over 102 rocks with engravings. Further investigations in 1999 were undertaken by the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Lombardy (R. Poggiani Keller) in collaboration with the Florence University (F. Martini).

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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