Evidencias de arte parietal paleolítico en la cueva de Aitzbitarte IV (Errenteria, Gipuzkoa)


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Munibe (Antropologia—Arkeologia


This paper presents the results of the study of cave paintings in Aitzbitarte IV Cave (Errenteria, Gipuzkoa). Prospecting carried out in 2012 located two panels decorated with red paint, one near the entrance and the other at the back of the cave. Both were in a good state of conservation with stylistic and technical characteristics that date them in the Paleolithic. This is the fifth cave containing cave paintings discovered to date in the province of Gipuzkoa. The interpretation of the paintings is complex. The one at the back of the cave consists of the remains of a possible zoomorphic figure, while the one near the entrance consists of a round mark. In addition to these panels, numerous char marks have also been found, which are associated with coal deposits dating from the 11-13 centuries. This suggest that, after human passage through the cave during Middle Ages, severe processes of karstic reactivations happened there.

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