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Unformatted text preview: Cueva de la Pasiega Cueva By: Cameron Ewell Navya Kambalapally Leonard Kosta Deepika Mukhara Base Questions Base What is it? Where is it? What is its date? What was its function? Who made it? http://www.panoramio.com/photo /17973231 Cave Art Cave Any sort of manmade drawing or depiction found in a cave • • • • Found on walls, ceilings, and floors Can depict concrete or abstract objects Used in transitional rituals Currently unknown when cave art started being created Material, size, shape, and distinguishing features are important Most cave art occurs in shallow caves, unlike this Site Background Site Found in Puente Viesgo, Spain In the river Pas’ valley Many other caves in the area • Hornos de la Pena • Monte Castillo Same cave group as • • • Las Monedas Las Chimeneas El Castillo Cave is located in Monte Castillo http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/34/Situaci %C3%B3n_del_monte_Castillo_%28Cantabria%29.png Cave Layout Cave The cave is split into four zones Divisions based on the paintings Each section has a gallery and a sanctuary http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5b/La_Pasieg a­Plano_%28Cantabria%29.png Gallery A / 1 Sanctuary Gallery st 95 meters deep • Further areas exist but are inaccessible Sanctuary starts at 75 meters in • Contains most of the paintings • Many animal paintings, including deer, cattle, and horses http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/33/La_Pasiega­ Galer%C3%ADa_A­1er_Santuario.png Gallery B / 2 Sanctuary Gallery nd Connected to Gallery A Fewer paintings Different animal distribution • Equal deer and horses, less cattle Other original figures • • Ideomorphs A fish and a large ibex http://www.aularagon.org/files/espa/ON_Line/ Historia/PREH/imagen_Cueva_Castillo.jpg Gallery C / 3 Sanctuary Gallery rd Two “Large Groups” of paintings Similar paintings to other galleries Interpretation of symbols hindered by new obstructions Near one of the earliest records, corresponding to the time of gallery C there have been documents of colors such as • red • yellow • purple • black and even strokes recorded http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5 2/La_Pasiega­Galer%C3%ADa_C­ 3er_Santuario.png Zone D Zone Extension of Gallery C Images are less common and more sporadic Very incoherent Some patterns still continue http://rpmedia.ask.com/ts? u=/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dd/La_Pasiega ­Galeria_A­panel_16.png/120px­La_Pasiega­ Galeria_A­panel_16.png Gallery Differences Gallery Gallery A • Less engraved art Gallery B • Different ideomorphs • Fewer paintings Gallery C • • • http://www.viaje.info/wp­ content/uploads/2010/05/Cueva­de­la­Pasiega­ en­Monte­Castillo.jpg Two sanctuaries First sanctuary has red art Second sanctuary has black art Dotted signs Ideomorphs Ideomorphs • Primarily in Galleries B and C • Found in both large and small groups Linear signs • Found in many contexts • Very complex groupings Claviform signs • Found abundantly except in Gallery A • Associated with horses http://wiki­ images.enotes.com/thumb/4/4f/La_Pasieg a­Galeria_A­panel_48.png/120px­ La_Pasiega­Galeria_A­panel_48.png Ideomorphs, cont. Ideomorphs, Tectiform signs • • • Most common signs None in Gallery B Many different rectangular shapes • • • La Trampa “The Inscription” of Gallery B Anthropomorphic signs Other unique signs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/t humb/8/84/La_Pasiega­Galeria_B­ panel_60.png/120px­La_Pasiega­Galeria_B­ panel_60.png Works Cited Works Berenguer, M. (1991). Cuevas de España. Madrid, Spain: León Everest. Leroi­Gourhan, A. (1984). Símbolos, Artes y Creencias de la Prehistoria. Madrid, Spain:Editorial Istmo. Leroi­Gourhan, A. (1958). La fonction des signes dans les sanctuaires paléolitiques. Bulletin de la Société Préhistorique Française, 55(0) , 7­8. ...
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