Farra d'Alpago (BL) - Veneto

Open air site identified in 1985 by Mauro Cremaschi (University of Milan). Researches were organized by the Soprintendenza archeologica del Veneto (1993) and later, between 1995 and 2006, by Marco Peresani (University of Ferrara).
More areas of settlement were identified, of which, the one that concerns graphic evidence is "Palughetto Morena Nord", where, on its surface, Cremaschi found the flint core with engravings on the cortex.

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.


Final Epigravettian

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