Friday 15 June 2018
Our activities continue to enhance and promote prehistoric presence on our territory.
Today, along the path that leads from the #Lentiscella bay to the natural harbor of the #Infreschi, we stopped with our guests on the study of #DuneRosse that surmount the bay of #CalaBianca, whose particular color is due to the high concentration of iron in the sandy sediment and which have housed among the oldest anthropic communities dating back to 500,000 years ago. Moreover, the discovery of #chopper and #bifacciali, tools used to break, scrape the skins and cut the meat, are direct evidence of the passage of prehistoric cultures in the area.
The red ocher pigments have been used, however, for different purposes such as, for example, for the realization of the first cave paintings found in famous caves, such as those of #Altamira in Spain, #Lascaux in France and the no less famous wall drawings of the 'hypogeum # ĦalSaflieni of Malta, as well as for the coating of burials. It is hypothesized that such paintings had a "spiritual" meaning, linked to "magical" rituals or even connected to hunting activities