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

  • Aitor Ruiz-Redondo (a1) (a2), Darko Komšo (a3), Diego Garate Maidagan (a4), Oscar Moro-Abadía (a5), Manuel Ramón González-Morales (a4), Jacques Jaubert (a1) and Ivor Karavanić (a6) (a7)...

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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