Saturday, 15 December 2012

866 PT/ES - Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde (1998)

Brief Description

"The two Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley (Portugal) and Siega Verde (Spain) are located on the banks of the rivers Agueda and Côa, tributaries of the river Douro, documenting continuous human occupation from the end of the Paleolithic Age. Hundreds of panels with thousands of animal figures (5,000 in Foz Côa and around 440 in Siega Verde) were carved over several millennia, representing the most remarkable open-air ensemble of Paleolithic art on the Iberian Peninsula.
Côa Valley and Siega Verde provide the best illustration of the iconographic themes and organization of Paleolithic rock art, using the same modes of expression in caves and in the open air, thus contributing to a greater understanding of this artistic phenomenon. Together they form a unique site of the prehistoric era, rich in material evidence of Upper Paleolithic occupation.
"科阿峡谷史前岩石艺术遗址于1998年列入了《世界遗产名录》,是一处集中体现旧石器时代晚期(公元前 22000年至10000年)岩刻艺术的遗址,而且其规模之大也为世界少有。就此而言,这一文化遗址也是反映人类早期艺术创作的一项最突出的实证。位于卡 斯蒂利亚-莱昂自治区的席尔加•维德(Siega Verde)岩石艺术考古区,现在也补充到这一遗产之中。考古区内包括645件岩刻艺术作品,全部雕刻在因河流侵蚀冲刷形成的陡峭岩石上。作品主要是对动 物形象的描绘,但其中也可以找到几何图案与概括抽象图案。席尔加•维德与科阿峡谷的史前岩石艺术遗址代表着伊比利亚半岛旧石器时代露天石刻艺术所达到的最 高水平。"

Source UNESCO WH website

Courtesy of ninocas from postcrossing forum

Courtesy of Martinha from postcrossing forum
Côa Valley in Portugal

Courtesy of famalubel from postcrossing forum
Siega Verde in Spain

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