RUPESTRAL PICTURES – Laje das Fogaças, Lanhelas

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RUPESTRAL PICTURES – Laje das Fogaças, Lanhelas

Laje das Fogaças, located in Góios Hill, in Lanhelas visually connected with the River Minho is one of the large outcrops profusely ornamented with unique motifs in Portuguese territory. Its presents a significant number of zoomorphic motifs with classical features of the Atlantic Art.

"Executed during the Bronze Age, the engravings were discovered on the surface of a slab located in a pine forest located between Cha das Carvalheiras and the village of Lanhelas, by renowned researcher Abel Viana, between the twenties and thirties of the twentieth century.
With roughly hundred and fifty square meters of surface, the slab shows a schematic zoomorphic figuration of a caprídeo, along a groove with about a meter and a half long, cut by a fossette. In addition to this element, are still visible many geometric patterns consisting of an almost rectangular figure which encloses, in turn, of spiral, straight lines and curves. The differences observed in terms of width and depth of grooves made alongside the apparent grouping of them, seem to reinforce the theory advanced earlier by A. Viana, according to which would have been made at different times, as they seem, moreover, indicate factors as essential as the technique used in the recording of figurations.
Most recently, was part of the arqueossítio the generic type of cave Group prints I - "Old" or "Classic" - characteristic of Bronze Age of the peninsular Northwest, an idea that seems to be reinforced by, throughout this region of numerous testimonies of this type of
arqueossítio. [AMartins] »
Source:
http://www.patrimoniocultural.pt/

 





 

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