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New views on old hands: the context of stencils in the cave art of El Castillo and La Garma (Cantabria, Spain)

Abstract: Hand stencils are an intriguing feature of prehistoric imagery in caves and rockshelters in several parts of the world, and the recent demonstration that the oldest of those in Western Europe date back to 37 000 years or earlier further enhances their significance. Their positioning within the painted caves of France and Spain is far from random, but responds to the shapes and fissures in the cave walls. Made under conditions of low and flickering light, the authors suggest that touch??palpation??as much as vision, would have driven and directed the locations chosen for these stencils. Detailed study of the images in two Cantabrian caves also allows different individuals to be distinguished, most of whom appear to have been female. Finally, the project reveals deliberate associations between the stencils and features on the cave walls.

 Autoría: Pettitt P., Castillejo A.M., Arias P., Peredo R.O., Harrison R.,

 Fuente: Antiquity 88 (2014): 47–63

Editorial: Antiquity Ltd

 Año de publicación: 2014

Nº de páginas: 17

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1017/S0003598X00050213

ISSN: 0003-598X,1745-1744

Url de la publicación: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/abs/new-views-on-old-hands-the-context-of-stencils-in-el-castillo-and-la-garma-caves-cantabria-spain/B3D0CF5D4C385ADBBDA23EB25B94F94B

Autoría

PETTIT, PAUL

ALFREDO MIGUEL MAXIMIANO CASTILLEJO

ROBERTO ONTAÑON PEREDO

HARRISON, REBECCA