Vieste (FG) - Puglia

In Gargano there is some parietal evidence with linear incisions in Ripari Ruggeri, Macchione, and Sfinalicchio, identified between 1979 and 1980 (Siena University researches).
With the exception of those of Grotta Paglicci (see tab) dated to the Evolved Epigravettian, their chrono-cultural position is not defined and the attribution to the Paleolithic era is unproven as well.
Complex linear signs are also reported to Grotta San Martino (see tab).

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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