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Expanding the horizons of Palaeolithic rock art: the site of Romualdova Pećina

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 April 2019

Aitor Ruiz-Redondo
Affiliation:
PACEA (UMR5199), Université de Bordeaux, Bâtiment B18, Allée Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 33615 Pessac, France Centre for the Archaeology of Human Origins (CAHO), Faculty of Arts & Humanities, University of Southampton Avenue Campus, Southampton SO17 1BF, UK
Darko Komšo
Affiliation:
Archaeological Museum of Istria, Carrarina 3, 52100 Pula, Croatia
Diego Garate Maidagan
Affiliation:
IIIPC-Universidad de Cantabria, Edificio Interfacultativo, Avda de Los Castros 52, 39005 Santander, Spain
Oscar Moro-Abadía
Affiliation:
Department of Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Queen's College, A1C 5S7 St John's, Canada
Manuel Ramón González-Morales
Affiliation:
IIIPC-Universidad de Cantabria, Edificio Interfacultativo, Avda de Los Castros 52, 39005 Santander, Spain
Jacques Jaubert
Affiliation:
PACEA (UMR5199), Université de Bordeaux, Bâtiment B18, Allée Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 33615 Pessac, France
Ivor Karavanić
Affiliation:
Department of Archaeology, University of Zagreb, Ivana Lučića 3, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia Department of Anthropology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071, USA
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Abstract

Rock art is key for understanding European Palaeolithic societies. Long thought to have been restricted to South-west Europe, recent discoveries on the Balkan Peninsula have expanded significantly the geographic distribution of Upper Palaeolithic figurative rock art, calling into question the idea of its limited distribution. This article presents the first example of figurative cave art discovered in the Balkan region, at Romualdova Pećina (‘Romuald's Cave’) in Croatia, discussing its chronology and relevance in the context of recent research in Pleistocene art.

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